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The lawsuit between Gawker and Hulk Hogan, over the publication of the now-infamous sex tape, has finally been settled for a sum believed to be around $31 million.
The long-running lawsuit between entertainment and gossip website Gawker and the former wrestler Hulk Hogan has finally been settled for a payout of $31 million, it has been reported.
Back in May this year, a jury in Florida awarded Hogan (whose real name is Terry Bollea) a $140.1 million sum after it concluded that Gawker’s publication of a sex tape of Bollea engaged in an extra-marital affair was not newsworthy.
Hulk Hogan is believed to have finally settled his lawsuit against Gawker
Continue reading: Gawker And Hulk Hogan Settle Lawsuit For Reported $31 Million Sum
Following the $140 million award granted to Hogan back in March when he won the invasion of privacy suit against Gawker Media, its founder Nick Denton filed for personal bankruptcy on Monday.
With all of his legal options exhausted to try to reduce the $140 million penalty awarded to Hulk Hogan over his invasion of privacy lawsuit, Gawker’s founder Nick Denton has filed for personal bankruptcy, according to multiple reports.
The British internet entrepreneur, 49, personally owes $125 million to former WWE champ Hogan after a Florida jury handed down the verdict in March this year. The other $15 million of the award is owed by Gawker Media itself.
Denton filed for bankruptcy to prevent Hulk Hogan [pictured] from seizing his assets
A report in Forbes had uncovered a billionaire backer, Peter Thiel, who has history with Gawker, behind Hogan's case. However, a Florida court upheld the original verdict on Wednesday.
Entertainment website Gawker, which was forced to pay out $140 million for invasion of privacy to former wrestler Hulk Hogan in March over a sex tape it published back in 2012, has failed in its attempt to decrease the amount it had to pay out because of the recent revelation that Hogan’s case was funded by a tech billionaire with an axe to grind against them.
On Tuesday (May 24th), it was revealed by Forbes that billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel – one of the founders of PayPal and who invested early on in Facebook – helped to fund the case brought by Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Gene Bollea). This was discovered when a person briefed on the case spoke on the condition of anonymity, and the details of the extent of Thiel’s help to Hogan is protected by a confidentiality agreement.
The former WWE wrestler has appeared on the US morning show to apologise for the racist remarks he was caught on tape making.
Hulk Hogan has appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ to apologise and ask for forgiveness after he was caught on tape using racist language in an audio recording which was leaked last month. The former wrestler has denied being a racist but said that it would be "fair" to say he inherited a racial bias from his upbringing in Tampa.
Hulk Hogan has asked for forgiveness on ‘Good Morning America’.
Speaking about the time in which the recording was made (which is thought to be around 2006-2007) Hogan said, "I was at the lowest point of my life, to the point where I wanted to kill myself.”
Brooke has shared ‘If You Knew My Father’ in support of the former wrestler.
Brooke Hogan has come to the defence of her father Hulk Hogan after he was found to have made racist remarks during a taped conversation in 2007. The singer, who starred with her father in reality series ‘Hogan Knows Best’ penned a poem titled ‘If You Knew My Father’ describing Hulk as having a ‘tender heart’ and as someone who would never want to hurt his fans.
Hulk Hogan's daughter Brooke who has written a poem in support of her father.
Brooke posted the poem on her Facebook account just hours after her dad became the center of racism scandal which saw him loose his WWE contract and be dropped as a judge on reality series ‘Tough Enough’. ‘If you knew the dad I knew, you'd know his tender heart,’ Brooke wrote.
The wrestling star has been seen in a video using racially offensive language
It’s the end of an era for many who have been there from the beginning of WWE as one of its main stars, Hulk Hogan, has had his contract terminated. Hogan was “The Rock” of his generation, the people’s champion and the epitome of WWE for many years but that has all come to an abrupt, and unseemly, end.
Hulk Hogan has lost his contact with WWE
The wrestling star, real name Terry Bollea, has been sacked after two publications have reported that he has been videotaped using racially offensive language.
Continue reading: Hulk Hogan And WWE Are No More
The Hulkster says he’s already talked to Sylvester Stallone about playing ‘the most evil man in the world.’
The Expendables team could finally meet their match in the franchise’s fourth instalment, as WWE legend Hulk Hogan has claimed he’s in talks to play the film’s evil villain. Hulk made the announcement during a Q&A session at the Body Pro Expo in Birmingham, England, last week, telling the crowd he’d been discussing a possible role in the fourth movie with the franchise’s star and creator Sylvester Stallone.
Hulk Hogan could be making a return to movies in The Expendables 4
“I was talking on the phone with Sly last night about doing The Expendables 4,” Hogan told the audience. "We’re trying to figure out a way to maybe turn me into the most evil man in the world, so. You know, Stallone gave me my first break and he’s been a great friend for all these years. He's the exact same guy today that he was 30 years ago.”
Continue reading: Will Hulk Hogan Be Playing The Evil Villain In 'The Expendables 4'?
Snoop Dog and Hulk Hogan teaming up to take down Curtis Axel is the best thing that no one asked for.
By this point in modern popular culture, one could assume that all the greatest combinations have already been discovered or made. We already know of all the simple pleasures like peanut butter and chocolate and puppies in funny costumes, so surely there isn't anything new that can come from pairing two usually unpaired things. 'Not so!' cried WWE, and thus the world was introduced to the concept of Hulk Hogan and Snoop Dog joining forces to beat up a professional wrestler.
In a recent episode of Wrestlemania, wrestler Curtis Axel was all set to begin the take-over movement of #Axelmania. That is, until Snoop Dog chose to promote the event, leading to a twitter exchange between the two, and Axel crashing the Snoopmania party. At this point, Snoop and Axel took some time to do the usual WWE thing and hurl PG13 abuse at one another. Until Snoop unveiled his secret weapon.
Continue reading: Snoop Dog And Hulk Hogan - The Best Combination Since Bread And Butter
Think The Rock and Hulk Hogan are the only movie star wrestlers? Think again.
Hoping to follow in the footsteps of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Dave Bautista, better known to WWE fans as Batista, is currently flexing his acting muscles on the big screen in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. But the former WWE champ is just the latest in a long line of wrestlers who have made the leap from the ring to movie theatres. Alongside Batista, here’s our pick of 10 wrestler movie appearances you need to watch out for.
Batista stars in Guardians of the Galaxy as Drax
Dave ‘Batista’ Bautista -Guardians of the Galaxy
After a few direct to video movie appearances, Batista first properly hit the big screen in The Man with the Iron Fists alongside Russell Crowe. However his big break has come with the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. His next starring role will be in a remake of 1989 martial arts movie Kickboxer, originally starring Jean Claude Van Damme.
The Ultimate Warrior, who passed away today, will be forever remembered by WWE fans for his legendary career
The passing of the Ultimate Warrior has come as a tragic and sudden shock to WWE fans past and present. The man who was born James Hellwig and legally changed his name to Warrior had, in the last four days, made a triumphant return to the wrestling spotlight, and taken his place among their Hall of Fame legends. Now his untimely passing has brought a tragic end to what should have been a celebration of the career of one of wrestling’s most iconic figures.
Any writing on the Ultimate Warrior this week was supposed to be concerning his return to the WWE fold and his induction into their Hall of Fame on Saturday. It was supposed to be on how last Sunday, he remerged to a reception worthy of a Hall of Famer, how on Monday he appeared on WWE Raw to don the mask and jacket and shake the ropes as the Ultimate Warrior once again. The speech he gave on Monday night has now become even more poignant, as he told fans, "every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life what makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalised. By the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honour him and make the running the man did live forever.’' For his legions of fans, the Ultimate Warrior was one superstar who could never be forgotten.
Continue reading: Remembering Legendary WWE Superstar The Ultimate Warrior, James Hellwig
Date of birth
11th August, 1953
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