Gawker Refuses to Pull Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Coverage, Cites First Amendment

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Last week, Hulk Hogan won a restraining order against Gawker Media, as a judge ordered the company to remove all material related to the Hulk Hogan sex tape from its site.

There's just one hiccup: Gawker refuses to do so.

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The company has taken down a one-minute excerpt from the half hour video, but a 1,400-word narrative about the sex tape remains.

Moreover, Gawker linked to another website that hosts the footage, as editor John Cook explained why:

We publish all manner of stories here. Some are serious, some are frivolous, some are dumb. I am not going to make a case that the future of the Republic rises or falls on the ability of the general public to watch a video of Hulk Hogan f***ing his friend's ex-wife.

But the Constitution does unambiguously accord us the right to publish true things about public figures. And Campbell's order requiring us to take down not only a very brief, highly edited video excerpt from a 30-minute Hulk Hogan f***ing session but also a lengthy written account from someone who had watched the entirety of that fucking session, is risible and contemptuous of centuries of First Amendment jurisprudence.

In response, Hogan is moving forward with a motion to show cause why Gawker shouldn't be held in civil contempt for openly disobeying these legal orders.

The former WWE champion previously settled a separate lawsuit with Bubba the Love Sponge and his wife/sex tape co-star Heather Clem outside of court.

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Who in their right mind would want to view this old, pathetic, bald ignoramus in flagrante delicto??!!

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he is proud with the sexs tape........AT HIS AGE!!!!!!

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I had a real period where I had a tough, tough time. I got caught off guard with this divorce thing. I didn't see it coming. My son is doing better. I pray for my wife every day. I am very grateful because we realize how very blessed we are. Now that we are aware, we are walking in the spirit of God. We are cool. We are way cool.

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