Gawker founder Nick Denton responds to Hulk Hogan lawsuit
Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, allegedly wanted to protect his reputation in the wake of a tape that recorded his racist rants.
Gawker founder Nick Denton is fighting back against Hulk Hogan and a Florida court, saying the $140 million the wrestler received after winning a privacy lawsuit was “extraordinary.”
After getting pinned to the mat over a sex tape of Hulk that was posted on Denton’s Gawker web site, the gossip mongerer said the outcome would have been different if jurors had been allowed to see all the evidence. Denton said Hulk was less interested in his privacy than he was in protecting his reputation in the wake of another tape that recorded Hogan’s racist rants.
Nick Denton, founder of Gawker, said he couldn’t present all the evidence in the case, which he says the site is appealing.
“It turns out this case was never about the sex on the tape Gawker received, but about racist language on another, unpublished tape that threatened Hogan’s reputation and career,” Denton wrote on his site.