Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 MILLION in Sex Tape Lawsuit

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Hey, Erin Andrews: Hulk Hogan will see your $55 million and raise you a cool $60 million more.


Just a few days after the sports reporter was awarded that massive sum because a pervert filmed her walking around naked through a peephole in her hotel room... the professional wrestling icon received an even larger amount for a different kind of nude act.

A Florida jury decreed on Friday afternoon that Hogan is owed $115 million - yes, that’s $115 MILLION - for having his privacy violated by the company Gawker.

Back in 2010, the website published clips from a 2007 sex tape that featured the former WWE champion.

They did so without his permission and Hogan has said the tape was also filmed without his knowledge.

According to Variety, the jury found that Hogan had suffered "severe emotional distress" in the last three years since the sex tape went viral.

It featured Hogan having intercourse with the then-wife of his then-best friend, a DJ named Bubba the Love Sponge.

Gawker’s attorneys unsuccessfully argued the tape was newsworthy because Hogan openly discussed his sex during various media interviews.

Hogan had sued for $100 million, but his peers in court decided that he was owed $55 million for economic injuries and $60 million for emotional distress.

In a statement issued Friday, Gawker Media indicated it is already contemplating an appeal.

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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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