News Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Trial Against Gawker (updated with link to watch the trial live)

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    A long-simmering legal battle between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media got underway Tuesday morning inside a St. Petersburg, Florida, courtroom with the start of jury selection, PEOPLE confirms.

    A courthouse official tells PEOPLE that some 500 people were summoned to serve on the jury during the wrestler's impending $100 million civil trial, which he filed against the news site for publishing footage from a sex tape featuring Hogan and his former best friend's ex-wife.

    The footage was posted to Gawker in 2012, and shows Hogan, 62, having sexual intercourse with 41-year-old Heather Clem, the former wife of Florida radio talk show host Bubba the Love Sponge.

    Hogan claims he did not know the encounter was being filmed.

    Hogan, whose birth name is Terry Bollea, wore all black during Tuesday's proceedings, according to court staffers. He also wore a gold cross necklace and his trademark bandanna, sources say.

    Ahead of Tuesday's court appearance, Hogan took to Twitter, and confidently proclaimed he'd soon "slam another giant!"

    Jury selection was scheduled to continue on Wednesday, and court officials believe the trial could run three weeks to a month.

    In his suit, Hogan argues that Gawker violated his privacy by publishing the sex tape. The site's lawyers will rely heavily on the First Amendment in their upcoming defense, noting that Hogan often spoke openly about his sex life with other media outlets.

    The clip runs less than 2 minutes, and has since been pulled from the site.

    Last summer, in an interview with PEOPLE, Hogan spoke at length about his lawsuit, saying he would take his fight to the finish.

    "When we got into this thing with Gawker, almost everybody backs down from them," Hogan said. "Everybody runs away in fear. Everybody is afraid of their sex tape. In my case, it was sex tape being made and I didn't even know it was being made. They have the wrong guy. I'm going all the way. The stuff they do to people, the stuff they show. I will not back down from this type of evil. Despite all of their treats, I will not back down from this type of evil."

    Hogan added he has "nothing to hide," and accused the site of hurting innocent lives and destroying people "for no reason."
    http://www.people.com/article/hulk-hogan-trial-kicks-off-in-florida-court-room
     
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    Judges must be lenient with headdress down there. Deputies wont even let you in the court room here with an untucked shirt much less something on your head.
     
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    1. Who gave the tape to Gawker?

    2. Does Gawker have any money if HH actually wins?
     
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    So was this a problem between the Hulkster and Bubba, or was this a 'Bro, go fuck my wife, you'll love it' situation?

    WTF is going on here?

    Who wants to see 62 year old people hump 41 year old people. :worried:
     
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    Formal babushka.
     
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    I hope he wins.
     
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    Dude, the 41 y/o in question was pretty built.
     
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    I can't believe the whole Bubba Hulk Bubba whore wife friendship ended up in court.
    Shocking.
    Shock the puss.
     
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    Here Is a List of People Bubba The Love Sponge's Ex-Wife Is Also Rumored To Have Had Sex With On Camera
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    After we posted a brief clip of Hulk Hogan's sex tape last month, TMZ reportedthat there were three other tapes made. We actually heard there were more than that. Soon after the initial Hulk Hogan not-so-sex-filled "sex tape" was published on Gawker, a man who called himself "Jim Janerro" wrote to us. He claimed he had more footage of Bubba's wife getting it on in the same bedroom with numerous other partners, including other scenes with her and Hogan. He said there were "lots of black guys" involved, too. "Jim" claimed he found the tapes in a box of promotional DVDs he purchased at the annualBubba Army Garage Sale last year.

    We offered to fly down to Florida and have a viewing party with Jim, but he said he had to check with another site that was interested in purchasing his footage. The next day, Jim contacted us on Twitter and said his wife was nervous about all of it and he would have to take some time to think about it. He vanished, TMZ ran their story, and that was that.

    However, two other sources claimed that Hogan wasn't the only celebrity caught on camera with Bubba's ex and that it could potentially cause major embarrassment for a few other minor celebrities. Here are a few names rumored to also be taking a ride on Mrs. Love Sponge:
    • Deion Sanders, former NFL player, terrible hip-hop impresario
    • Tony Stewart, NASCAR driver
    • Aubrey Huff, former MLB player
    • Warren Sapp, former NFL player
    • "Some major broadcasting guy"
    • "One of Bubba's lawyers"
    • Oh and then there's this.
    But, hey, glad Bubba and Hogan settled their dispute.
     
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    Dont forget his racist comments that got leaked, wonder how many blacks will be on the jury? :lmao:

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    I'm assuming the defense (gawker's) strategy is to pick an all black woman jury, why else leak the tapes with Hulkster dropping N bombs?
     
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    FUCK gawker 7 ways to Sunday.
     
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    if hogan wins the lawsuit. gawker would go out of business.

    a lot of people that worked for gawker have already found other jobs.
     
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    He needs the money now after being unemployed.
     
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    The Owner Founder has some money between 100 mil and 300 mil

    I'd think that an Insurance Policy would pay the majority of a settlement....


    but with laying off of employees I assume this weasel is disovling his Gawker Media Corp by Filing bankruptcy and insolvency forming a new Company and going on with his weaselness while hulk gets nothing but a piece of paper ....and some URL's
     
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    Hulkster will have Gawker's servers mailed to him just like Mutt did when SFN shut down.
     
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    It was Spice Boy, this is the official police investigation report . Bubba pissed him off, he tried to seek revenge but failed.

    http://www.btls.com/news/spice-boy-is-a-thief.html
     
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