March 18, 2016–Today’s announcement by the St. Petersburg, Florida jury of Hulk Hogan’s win in his case against Gawker is a $115 Million Dollar hit against the website.
For more on the case please see CNN Money Tom Klundt’s report, “The jury in Hulk Hogan’s invasion of privacy suit against Gawker Media awarded the ex-wrestler $115 million on Friday.”
The Gawker defense claimed that airing the Hulk Hogan sex tape was a First Amendment Right and that the celebrity made his sex life public knowledge.
The jury in the case deliberated for 6 hours and came back with a verdict that put Hulk Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, in the winning seat.
See the trial summary here via CNN Money:
Hogan tweeted his gratitude for the verdict:
Thank you God for justice,only love 4Life. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 19, 2016
Along the twittersphere, #HulkHogan is trending with loads of support for the former professional wrestler. Also trending are #hulkvsgawk #Hulkamania and #HulkHogan2016.
Dixie Carter tweeted
So happy for @HulkHogan & his family…. So very proud of the faith you have had through this ordeal from day one.
— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) March 19, 2016
Eric Bishoff tweets
HULK HOGAN JUST BODY SLAMMED GAWKER FOR $115 MILLION DOLLARS!
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) March 18, 2016
Anthony Cumia tweets
— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) March 19, 2016
Kevin Connors tweets
And the jury just atomic leg dropped Gawker. #Hulkamania
— Kevin Connors (@kevconnorsespn) March 18, 2016
Darren Kavinoky tweets
— Darren Kavinoky (@DarrenKavinoky) March 19, 2016
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