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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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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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More Bad News For Gawker — Hulk Hogan's Punitive Damages Award Could Bring Him Nearly Half A BILLION Dollars From The Website!

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Lesson learned: don't post celeb sex tapes.

After Gawker lost a massive $115 million judgment to Hulk Hogan over the posting of his sex tape, it seemed like the case was all said and done — well, until the appeal, that is.

Related: Hulk's Ex-Wife Breaks Down Over The Scandal!

There's only one thing: that $115 million only takes into account the compensatory damages that Gawker did when they published Hogan's naughty nookie night on camera.

The punitive damages still have yet to be handed down, and a jury will next week decide how much to tack on to that figure.

Get ready, though, because punitive damages

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Hulk Hogan Wins BIG In His Lawsuit Against Gawker…. He Got MORE Than The $100 Million He Asked For!

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Today is a great day for Hulk Hogan!

On Friday, the jury in the Hulk sex tape scandal ruled in his favor against Gawker media. They also granted Hogan MORE money than the $100 million he asked for.

Related: The Woman In The Hulk Sex Tape Didn't Know She Was Being Filmed

According to court records, the jury awarded the wrestler $55 million for economic injuries and $60 million for emotional distress. This means H.H. is walking away with $115 million bucks!

Wow! Gawker must be SO upset right now!

So, do YOU think the courts made the right decision?

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Hulk Hogan Emotionally Testifies In Sex Tape Lawsuit

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See what Hulk had to say.

Hulk Hogan is speaking on the scandal.

On Monday, the wrestler testified in his lawsuit against Gawker Media, who posted a secretly-recorded sex tape from 2007 of him and Heather Clem, AKA the ex-wife of his former friend Bubba the Love Sponge.

The 62-year-old revealed under oath that he was in a really bad place at the time the filthy flick was filmed, admitting he had "bottomed out" and "just gave in and let my guard down."

Video: Hulk Opens Up About Racism

The reality star admitted he was discouraged about his failing marriage with Linda Hogan, saying:

"A lot of things were happening at the same time. I was trying unsuccessfully to get my wife back. She told me verbally over and over, 'You're too old, you're too slow, you don't turn me on. I want to find somebody younger.'"

He also explained the shock jock was the guy he had turned to during those tough times, and said that the 49-year-old had actually been encouraging him to sleep with his then-wife, testifying that he said things like:

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Hulk Hogan's Lawyer Slams Gawker's First Amendment Defense While Jury Selection Proves To Be Difficult

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This is already proving to be one hell of a case.

For those who don't know, back in the day Hulk Hogan had sex with Heather Clem, the then wife of his bestie Bubba the Love Sponge. Somehow, Gawker obtained and then posted the raunchy tape to their website in 2012. Naturally, this didn't sit too well with Hulk.

Video: Hulk Opens About Racism

Now that Hogan's $100 million dollar lawsuit is in full swing, inneresting details about the case have begun to emerge. Not only is jury selection proving to be hard AF, but the lawyers on both sides are already vigorously throwing mud at one another.

First things first… the jury.

While we imagine not many people would jump at joy to watch the wrestler in the throws of bone town, some potential jurors argued they would not sit for the trial due to their religious beliefs (this is Florida, we're talking about).

One citizen contested:

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Hulk Hogan Prepares To 'Slam Another Giant' As The Jury Is Selected For His Sex Tape Trial

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As you probably know, Hulk Hogan is taking gossip site Gawker to court in Florida for publishing his sex tape on their website.

The 2006 two-minute video features the famed wrestler engaging in intercourse with Heather Clem, ex-wife of radio host and his friend "Bubba the Love Sponge" Clem.

The athlete, real name Terry Gene Bollea, is asking for $100 million in damages, claiming he's suffered "injury, damage, loss, harm, anxiety, embarrassment, humiliation, shame and severe emotional distress" as he says he didn't know the seXXXy times were being filmed.

This case is particularly significant as it's the first time a celebrity who is taking legal action over a leaked sex tape will bring his or her case to a jury — and today, that jury selection process began.

Related: Hulk Still Has Some Supporters After His Racist Comments

A courthouse official told People that nearly 500 people were summoned to serve during the civil trial that is estimated to last up to a month. The selection process was scheduled to continue Wednesday.

According to reports, the site's defense will rely on the First Amendment, noting that Hogan often spoke openly about his sex life in the media.

Before Tuesday's court appearance, HH took to Twitter with the following message:

Sounds quite confident!

We'll keep you updated as the case progresses.

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