Hulk Hogan just won BIG money in his lawsuit against Gawker Media.
But the site's founder, Nick Denton, believes the sex tape scandal is far from over. On Friday, after a jury granted the former wrestler $115 million — $15 million more than he asked for — the British journalist released a statement about his legal loss.
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The 49-year-old claimed — once again — witnesses and evidence that weren't presented in court could have caused the jury to reach a different decision.
The businessman explained that he and his attorneys are already working on appealing the ruling, saying:
"Given key evidence and the most important witness were both improperly withheld from this jury, we all knew the appeals court will need to resolve the case. I want to thank our lawyers for their outstanding work and am confident that we would have prevailed at trial if we had been allowed to present the full case to the jury. That's why we feel very positive about the appeal that we have already begun preparing, as we expect to win this case ultimately."
It could be interesting to see if Bubba the Love Sponge — Hulk's former friend who allegedly made the tape-in-question — would actually take the stand in appeals court.
Do U think his testimony could change the outcome of the controversial case? SOUND OFF in the comments!
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