Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Gawker Lawsuit

Hulk Hogan was awarded $115 million during its case against Gawker after a jury unanimously ruled in his favor on Friday.

Hulk Hogan

Hogan was awarded $55 million in economic damages and $60 million for emotional distress. There will be a hearing on Monday to determine whether they will be awarded punitive damages.


“We are very pleased with the verdict,” Hogan said in a statement. “We do not think that this statement of disgust the audience with an invasion of privacy under the guise of journalism. The verdict says no more.”

In addition, Gawker founder Nick Denton and AJ Daulerio, then editor of the site, were also indicted.

Hogan sued Gawker for $100 million after the website published a s*x-tape with a former fighter, and then his friend’s then-wife in 2012.

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