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Gawker Media files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

4 months 1 week 4 days ago June 10, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Friday, June 10 2016 June 10, 2016 1:56 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW YORK - Gawker Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, about three months after pro wrestler Hulk Hogan won a $140 million lawsuit against the online gossip and news publisher.

The New York company says in the filing that it has as much as $500 million in debt and up to $100 million in assets.

Hogan sued Gawker after it posted a video of him having sex with a friend's wife. Hogan was awarded $115 million in compensatory damages plus an added $25.1 million in punitive damages.

It was later revealed that billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel had been secretly funding Hogan's lawsuit.

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