Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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On Thursday, Gawker Media founder Nick Denton took to his site to SLAM his newly revealed nemesis, who is the tech billionaire Peter Thiel, for bankrolling lawsuits against the digital news operation. Oh snap!
As you may know, this beef all started when Thiel gave an interview to the New York Times and accused the media site of outing him as gay and causing pain to several of his dear friends. Obviously, Denton was not thrilled about this — especially since this bit of legal drama comes not long after Hulk Hogan's major victory over Gawker.
In his open letter, Denton wrote:
Hulk Hogan wins again!
On Wednesday, a judge upheld the wrestler's legal victory against Gawker in that sex tape lawsuit. For those who may not remember, a jury ruled that the 62-year-old would receive $115 million from the gossip site, as well as another $25 million in punitive damages, for a grand total of $140 million.
The webpage's founder, Nick Denton, had filed a motion to try and get the celeb's winnings reduced, or just have the jury's verdict thrown out altogether, and get a new trial ordered.
However, Florida Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell decided the TV personality's winnings would not be touched, and shot down Gawker's request for a new trial.
But the fight's not over yet.
Now that the magistrate has officially settled how much the site owes Mr. Hogan, the case will move on to the appeal stage, since Nick is battling the celeb's big victory.
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Hulk Hogan is at it again.
In case you forgot, the WWE athlete (born Terry Bollea) was awarded with $140 million in damages after the 62-year-old sued Gawker Media for violating his privacy when they posted a sex tape of himself sleeping with his former best friend's wife.
Now, weeks later, the 62-year-old is filing yet another lawsuit against the gossip site and others for allegedly leaking sealed court documents to the National Enquirer where he is heard making racists remarks.
Yeah, those comments about his daughter's boyfriend where he says:
Our hearts are just breaking!
As a longtime industry vet, we can only imagine that Chyna's loss is felt across Hollywood. In fact, many in Tinseltown have since taken to Twitter and Instagram to pay tribute to the late athlete — including Hulk Hogan, Jerry O'Connell, Alyssa Milano, and many more.
Check out their reactions (below).
It seems like Gawker Media never stood a chance in their legal battle with Hulk Hogan.
On Wednesday, a juror from the case opened up about why exactly the jury laid down such harsh compensatory AND punitive damages to the controversial site.
In case you forgot, the WWE athlete (born Terry Bollea) was awarded with $140 million in damages after the 62-year-old sued the scandalized website for violating his privacy when they posted a sex tape of himself sleeping with his former best friend's wife.
Juror Salina Stevens dished that it was after the group viewed the sex tape that they decided Gawker would have to pay a staggering amount. In fact, Miz Stevens said that once she and her peers realized Terry was filmed without his knowledge they sided with him.
Hulk Hogan has won big in his lawsuit against Gawker Media… but that doesn't mean he isn't overwhelmed by it all.
In his first interview since winning his lengthy legal battle against the controversial website, the WWE athlete (born Terry Bollea) explained how he was overcome with emotion when the final verdict was read.
In case you forgot, Hogan was awarded with $140 million in compensatory and punitive damages after the 62-year-old sued Gawker for posting a video in 2012 that featured him having sex with his former best friend's wife. Yikes!
While talking to ABC News' Linzie Janis, he shared:
"[Gawker] was hoping that, financially, I wouldn't be able to stay in the game with them, and I'd quit or tap out or something. I felt like I had this monster on my shoulders no matter where I went."
Poor thing! The former wrestler even talked about breaking down in the courtroom saying: