News Gawker challenges Florida jury verdict in Hulk Hogan case

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Limo Wreck, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Gold

    Reputations:
    103,762
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,884
    Likes Received:
    19,301
    [​IMG]

    Gawker has filed a challenge in Florida court to a jury's recent decision to assess $140 million in damages after finding that the media website had violated a celebrity's privacy rights by posting a 2012 sex tape of wrestling star Hulk Hogan.

    The New York-based online outlet, which had planned to appeal, filed motions on Monday seeking a new trial, or to reverse or reduce the jury's decision.

    The case involving a longtime star of World Wrestling Entertainment has been widely followed for testing boundaries between a celebrity's privacy rights and press liberties under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in the digital age.

    Last month, a six-person jury awarded Hogan $60 million for emotional distress and $55 million for economic damages. The jury then slapped another $25 million in punitive damages on the company and its publisher and CEO, Nick Denton.

    "Gawker is now beginning the process of challenging the jury's verdict in a trial where key evidence was wrongly withheld and the jury was not properly instructed on the constitutional standards for newsworthiness," Gawker said in a statement.

    Hogan sued the website for posting a one-minute, 41-second edited video clip in 2012 featuring him having sex with the wife of his then best friend, the radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.

    The 62-year-old wrestling icon, whose legal name is Terry Bollea, testified that he did not know that their consensual tryst was being recorded when it occurred nearly a decade ago inside Clem's home.

    The jury found overwhelmingly in his favor after a two-week trial in St. Petersburg, near Hogan's home.

    "We emerged victorious once and we plan to do so again," Hogan's attorney, David Houston, said in a statement. "It is apparent Gawker is unable to accept responsibility for their actions or demonstrate any intention of correcting their behavior."
     
  2. YinzerMasshole

    YinzerMasshole VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    112,007
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    5,027
    Likes Received:
    11,877
    "Then Best Friend Bubba..." :giggle:

    Come on, we all know that fat fuck is getting a cut of that sweet settlement cash. This whole thing has double blue jay written all over it.
     
  3. joemama

    joemama Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    91,067
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    3,572
    Likes Received:
    9,741
    Looking forward to Gawker losing again.

    This can at least start the process of ending that shithole of a website.
     
  4. Austinchota

    Austinchota Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    38,599
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    6,231
    Likes Received:
    10,451
  5. SuperFarts

    SuperFarts Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    52,638
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,480
    Likes Received:
    10,473
    The constitution sets a standard on "newsworthiness"?
     
  6. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

    Reputations:
    248,498
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    48,582
    Likes Received:
    47,365
  7. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Gold

    Reputations:
    103,762
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,884
    Likes Received:
    19,301
    Waiting for that Fuckmoney payout be like

    [​IMG]
     
  8. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

    Reputations:
    248,498
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    48,582
    Likes Received:
    47,365
  9. Butters Stoch

    Butters Stoch Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    10,451
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    1,549
  10. ShutUpSitDown

    ShutUpSitDown Your Moral and Intellectual Superior

    Reputations:
    130,349
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    Messages:
    3,445
    Likes Received:
    14,857
    Nice set of Diacos on that cricket.
     
  11. rebelfan

    rebelfan Active Member

    Reputations:
    1,242
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    214
    As long as they pay in the millions...I don't care.
     
  12. DiamondGoddess

    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! DawgShed News Gold

    Reputations:
    482,322
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    31,117
    Likes Received:
    59,490
    Wasn't Hulk quoted somewhere as calling the tape his "retirement"?
     
    YinzerMasshole and Limo Wreck like this.
  13. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Gold

    Reputations:
    103,762
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,884
    Likes Received:
    19,301
    That was Bubba that said that to Heather
     
    ljc and DiamondGoddess like this.
  14. DiamondGoddess

    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! DawgShed News Gold

    Reputations:
    482,322
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    31,117
    Likes Received:
    59,490
    Ahhhh, thanks Limo!!!

    Whatta fukkin sak o azzholes these people are.
     
    crazypreacher and Limo Wreck like this.
  15. YinzerMasshole

    YinzerMasshole VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    112,007
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    5,027
    Likes Received:
    11,877
    Hulk's getting back the settlement money he paid out to his divorce and son's accident.

    Bubba's getting back divorce settlement money to.

    Heather gets... to tell people she fucked Hulk Hogan.
     
  16. DiamondGoddess

    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! DawgShed News Gold

    Reputations:
    482,322
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    31,117
    Likes Received:
    59,490
    I bet both she and Cowhead will get a taste.
     
  17. Petal

    Petal A girl in a sea of mults

    Reputations:
    126,721
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2013
    Messages:
    5,325
    Likes Received:
    17,032
    Fixed.
     
    YinzerMasshole likes this.
  18. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

    Reputations:
    248,498
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    48,582
    Likes Received:
    47,365
    Sack o'fuckmoney
    [​IMG]
     
  19. DiamondGoddess

    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! DawgShed News Gold

    Reputations:
    482,322
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    31,117
    Likes Received:
    59,490
    Indeed!!!

    :snicker:
     
  20. Austinchota

    Austinchota Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    38,599
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    6,231
    Likes Received:
    10,451
    [​IMG]