Hulk Hogan is just like everyone else.
At least that's what Hulk tried to argue in court on Monday, saying that he identifies more with his true identity of Terry Bollea than his wrestling persona. The icon reasoned this is why it was especially difficult for him to be the subject of such a public scandal.
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Speaking on his true identity, Hogan explained:
"Terry Bollea's a normal person. Wrestling is my job. It's what Terry Bollea does for a living. I don't argue. I'm not loud. Pretty soft spoken to a fault. Don't know how really to say no, even though I'm learning how to say no to my kids."
The 62-year-old went on to add that he started "violently shaking" after he learned the site published the vid in 2012. To make matters worse, the site refused to take down the video even after H.H.'s camp sent a cease and desist letter.
Mr. Hogan elaborated on the embarrassment, revealing:
"I was embarrassed by what it did to me as a person, but it was even embarrassing as a character. Hulk Hogan was embarrassed."
Wow. It's clear this scandal had quite the impact on the entertainer's life.
For those who don't know, Terr's camp is claiming Gawker's first amendment defense as bogus while the site says the athlete's sex life was fair game considering how much he has talked about in the press before.
We'll keep you updated as this case progresses!
[Image via WENN.]
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