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Hulk Hogan Awarded Additional $25 Million in Gawker Sex Tape Trial

March 21, 2016Article
Rolling Stone

A Florida jury has awarded Hulk Hogan $25 million in punitive damages in his case against Gawker Media.

The Associated Press reports that Nick Denton, who founded the website, will have to pay $10 million of that figure, and Gawker, the company, will have to fork over the remaining $15 million. Former editor A.J. Daulerio will also have to pay the wrestler $100,000.

The jury already decided last Friday that Gawker owed Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, $115 million in damages. The website had posted a portion of a sex tape that depicted Hogan sleeping with the wife of his then–best friend.

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