Hulk Hogan destroyed Gawker!

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  1. newcastlefan

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    :cheer: couldn't happen to a more deserving company

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Gawker will have to wrestle with serious financial problems that could ultimately put it out of business, sources told The Post Friday after the Hulk Hogan jury body-slammed the Web site.

    Under Florida law, the media company must post a $50 million bond about a month after a St. Petersburg jury decides next week if Hogan is entitled to punitive damages beyond the $115 million it already awarded to the wresting legend.

    Gawker is now valued at an estimated $250 million. A source close to the case said he believes it will be impossible for the company to come up with that kind of cash on such short notice.

    But, “it’s not clear whether or not a court would enforce a bond on a company that does not have that in cash,” the source added.

    “Is a court going to force a company to engage in some kind of money-raising exercise just to put money in escrow? If the trial judge imposes the maximum $50 million bond, Gawker will appeal, arguing that is unreasonable while they’re pursuing having the case overturned.”

    If Gawker can’t afford the bond, the company can still appeal the judgment, but at that point Hogan would be able to start seizing assets belonging to its founder, Nick Denton, as well as other Web sites he owns, said lawyer Alexander E. Barthet, of the Barthet Firm, who specializes in liens and bonds and writes the “The Lien Zone” blog.

    “Let’s assume a judgment is entered and the judgment debtor has cars, companies, bank accounts, a plane, all of those things…can be attached, picked up, and sold.

    “We have a judge who’s ruled that someone’s won and someone’s lost.

    “The loser wants a second bite of the apple. It’s going to take time, and it’s going to prevent the winner from collecting [immediately] on a judgment.’’

    Gawker, whose other Web sites include Deadspin and Jezebel, can also ask the court to reduce the bond amount while it appeals.

    Gawker has feared losing the invasion-of-privacy suit for some time.

    Earlier this year, the site sold a stake of the company to a private investor, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, to come up with extra funds for the Hogan legal battle.

    Meanwhile, even though Gawker live-streamed parts of the trial, as of late last night it hadn’t put the verdict story on its Web site.
     
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  2. Gomez

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    pro "wrestling" :spit:
     
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  3. newcastlefan

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    pro wrestling has scripts, producers, directors, sponsors, etc. non-pro wrestling just has broken bones.
     
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  4. Mojopin

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    I can't cheer for anyone on either side of this.

    scumbag vs. scumbags
     
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  5. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    The synopsis of the tape they read in court says Hogan's penis is the width of a child's lunchbox thermos. Lol.
     
  6. freds

    freds you broke it VIP

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    Froggy would make a horrible gunslinger. the other guy shot him yesterday and already left town.
     
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    That's right. Brother!

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  8. newcastlefan

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    i would never be a gunslinger. i would be the guy who hires the gunslinger.
     
  9. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits Gold

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    I'm just cheering for Heather Clem's ass
     
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  10. newcastlefan

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    anything that shuts down gawker, is ok in my book.
     
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    Agreed
     
  12. Gitfiddle

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    Mixed feelings here. I like some of their websites. The ones that refrain from their bullshit liberal agenda. io9, Lifehacker, Kotaku, Gizmodo
     
  13. newcastlefan

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    thing is, i have known them since they started and i cannot stomach their "we're better than all of you so you should live as we say" crap. It started with Lifehacker and spread to the rest.
     
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    Typing 'liberal agenda" is shorter.
     
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  15. newcastlefan

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    oh didn't realize.

    i kinda like being graphic about such assholes.
     
  16. Lumbergh

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    I also like my assholes graphic, which is why I'm a big fan of anal sex porn shot in high definition. The more close-ups the better.
     
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  17. newcastlefan

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    then you must really love KvK: all asshole all the time.
     
  18. redshirt

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    Jalopnik and Foxtrot Alpha plus the ones you mentioned are on my list as well. io9 I like as a science fiction fan, but they are WAY liberal, especially with the site runner being trans.
     
  19. rebelfan

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    F Gawker...the Hulk was planking her in a bedroom, not Central Park. Thus then he (and we) have an expectation of privacy...

    ...F 'em! F 'em long and hard.
     
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    I remember the Gawker/Jezebel narrative during the Fappening was that everyone who looked at those pix was guilty of being an accessory to sexual assault, since those pics were taken in private and released without the consent of the women in them. Then the Hogan video gets into their hands, and its lol, bald guy fucking friend's wife, let's put it on our site and refuse to take it down.
     
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