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Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Hulk Hogan awarded additional $25M in sex tape lawsuit
Hulk Hogan's legal team may have landed the finishing blow on Gawker Media.
On Monday, a Florida jury awarded Hogan $25 million in punitive damages, according to the Associated Press, which comes in addition to the resolution of a $115-million lawsuit Friday that went in Hogan's favor.
Gawker was sued for posting a video on Oct. 4, 2012 that featured Hogan having sex with a friend's wife. Hogan wasn't aware he was being recorded.
The Gawker defense team protested the prosecution's request for punitive damages, stating that Friday's monetary penalty already exceeded the company's estimated worth of $83 million.
Gawker Media is on the hook for $15 million, owner Nick Denton will pay $10 million, and editor A.J. Daulerio is responsible for $100,000.