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Florida Judge Upholds Hulk Hogan's $140 Million Victory Against Gawker & Denies The Site's Request For A New Trial!

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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.

Related: Hulk Files ANOTHER Lawsuit Against Gawker!

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.

What do U think about all this, Perezcious readers? SOUND OFF in the comments!

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Hulk Hogan Files ANOTHER Lawsuit Against Gawker For Allegedly Leaking His Racial Slurs — And The Media Company Fights Back With This Response!

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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.

Related: Gawker Founder Has NO REGRETS About Posting Hulk's Sex Tape!

Yeah, those comments about his daughter's boyfriend where he says:

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Gawker Founder Nick Denton Has NO REGRETS About Posting Hulk Hogan's Sex Tape! Watch His Unapologetic GMA Interview!

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No one works in the media to make friends!

Earlier this week, Hulk Hogan was awarded $115 million in his trial against Gawker Media, who the WWE star sued for posting a sex tape of him and his former best friend's wife.

In addition to Hogan (born Terry Bollea)'s compensatory damages, the Florida jury added $25.1 million in punitive damages as they believed that the controversial site broke the law.

The jurors had strong words for the site's founder Nick Denton, who they believed never showed any signs of remorse during the trial — and according to Denton, the jury was absolutely right!

Related: Denton Writes A Lengthy Rebuttal To Hogan's $140 Million Victory

In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, the founder was unapologetic about posting the controversial story, because he deemed the material "newsworthy" — and said he would do it again!

He explained:

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Juror Reveals Watching The Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Was A 'Game Changer' When Ruling AGAINST Gawker — Oof!

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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.

Related: Gawker Founder Writes Lengthy Rebuttal To Hulk's Victory

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.

She noted:

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Hulk Hogan Opens Up About His 'Overwhelming' Win Against Gawker In Invasion Of Privacy Lawsuit

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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.

Related: Gawker Founder Writes A Lengthy Rebuttal To Hulk's Victory

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:

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Gawker Founder Nick Denton Writes A Lengthy Rebuttal To Hulk Hogan's $140 Million Victory: 'We Will Be Vindicated'

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Nick Denton is NOT backing down!

As we reported on Monday, Hulk Hogan was awarded $140 million against Gawker Media for posting his sex tape with his former best friend's wife.

On Tuesday, the blog's founder wrote a lengthy post on his website where he plans to fight the verdict.

Related: Gawker Editors Resign!

He said:

"Emotion was permitted to trump the law, and key evidence and witnesses were kept from the jury. We have had our day in trial court, and we lost. We will have our day back in appeals court, and we will be vindicated."

The 49-year-old journalist believes the case wasn't so much about the wrestler's sex life; it was about the racial slurs Hogan said in the footage.

"Hogan filed the claim because he was terrified that one of the other tapes, which memorialized his rant about his daughter dating "fucking n***ers," might emerge. As I have come to learn, Hogan himself put it in a text message to his best friend… days after we published our story: ‘We know there's more than one tape out there and a one that has several racist slurs were told. I have a [pay-per-view special] and I am not waiting for anymore surprises….' I had suspicions, but it is now clear that Hogan's lawsuit was a calculated attempt to prevent Gawker, or anyone else who might obtain evidence of his racism, from publishing a truth more interesting and more damaging than a revelation about his sex life."'

The British writer believes the trial was one-sided from the start.

"The plaintiff's lawyers, with the occasional assist from our witnesses, successfully painted Gawker as representative of an untrammeled internet that good and decent people should find frightening and distasteful."

To read Denton's full statement, ch-ch-check it out (below)

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