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Jury awards Hulk Hogan $115 million in Gawker sex tape suit

7 months 1 week 1 day ago March 19, 2016 Mar 19, 2016 Saturday, March 19 2016 March 19, 2016 2:10 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

ST. PETERSBURG - A jury has sided with ex-pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and awarded him $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker Media.

The jurors reached the decision Friday evening, less than six hours after they began deliberations. The trial lasted two weeks.

Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, sued Gawker for $100 million for posting a video in 2012 of him having sex with his former best friend's wife. Hogan contended it was a violation of his privacy.

Gawker's editors contended the video and an accompanying post was a newsworthy commentary on the ordinariness of celebrity sex videos.

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