It’s been a rough year for Hulk Hogan so far. After audio was leaked of him making racist comments, the WWE fired him unceremoniously and removed all evidence of his existence from their website.
On top of that, he is currently in the middle of a major lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape of his. On Thursday, the Hulkster and his legal team scored an early victory. A judge granted them access to Gawker’s computer system, where they will be allowed to examine for evidence.
Hogan is convinced that the leaked audio that got him fired was purposely released by Gawker, in an attempt to ruin his career for daring to stand up to them in court. Hogan and Gawker have until October 15 to agree on a computer forensics expert to examine the system.
The judge also ruled against unsealing the other court documents, including the sex tape itself. For what it’s worth, Gawker claims they never leaked the racist audio clip and have “behaved honorably” throughout the whole situation.
We’re not sure that publishing a video of the most famous pro wrestler in the world having sex with his friend’s wife is “behaving honorably,” but whatever.