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.
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:
Time for the real main event!"I AM" going to slam another Giant! Hogan vrs Gawker! Watcha Gonna Do Gawker? Only Justice Brother HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 1, 2016
Sounds quite confident!
We'll keep you updated as the case progresses.
[Image via WENN.]