Gawker Releases Statement On Hulk Hogan’s Sex Tape Lawsuit Before The Jurors Even Finish Deliberating — Is The Website Bracing For A Loss?

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Drama, drama, drama.

Now that the closing arguments for Hulk Hogan‘s $100 million lawsuit against Gawker have come to a close, it seems that the NY based website is bracing for a loss.

In case you forgot, the WWE wrestler is suing Gawker for posting a video in 2012 that featured him having sex with his former best friend’s wife. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, and his legal team claim that this decision was a violation of his privacy — especially since the company didn’t have the “common decency” to inform the parties featured in the tape that they were releasing it.

Related: Hulk’s Ex-Wife Breaks Down Over Sex Tape Scandal

In a recent statement, the media site shared:

“As the trial concludes, we’re disappointed the jury was unable to see key evidence and hear testimony from the most important witness. So it may be necessary for the appeals court to resolve this case. Hulk Hogan’s best friend Bubba the Love Sponge — who made the tape and offered up his wife in the first place — originally told his radio listeners that Hulk Hogan knew he was being taped. The jury was only able to hear a questionable version of events. Bubba should have been required to appear in court and explain what really happened.
There is still more to the story. We expect the upcoming release of improperly sealed documents, important evidence that the jury should have been able to see, will begin revealing the true facts that the jury deserved to know about during deliberations.”

Well that doesn’t sound very promising. The last update from the trial claimed that the six jurors were still deliberating on case. According to news reporter Jennifer Titus on Twitter, the three alternative jurors have already been released.

She noted:

Be sure to stay tuned for more updates about this case!

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

Mar 18, 2016 2:01pm PDT

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