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Judgment Handed Down In Hogan Lawsuit

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After over a week of testimony, a verdict has been reached in Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media for posting a portion of his leaked sex tape online. As a result of the tape becoming public, Hogan also lost his Legends contract and an on-screen role in WWE, when the audio of the tape revealed that he had used racist language. A jury awarded Hogan $115 million dollars, more than the $100 million he asked for as part of the lawsuit, ruling that Gawker Media violated Hogan’s privacy by posting the video without permission.

Representatives from Gawker Media have indicated that they believe key evidence was kept out of the trial and that they intend to appeal the decision.

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