The latest twist in the Hulk Hogan sex tape scandal sees Bubba The Love Sponge, who’s wife ‘stars’ in the naughty footage, claim that it was Hogan who in fact leaked the tape.

According to TMZ, Bubba the Love Sponge took to the airwaves on his radio show and claimed Hulk Hogan may have played a role in the release of the sex tape, despite the numerous and public denials. Between confirming that he and Hogan are no longer best buds, he labelled the WWE star as “self-centered”, before saying: "At the end of the day, I can't even comment on the validity ... [Hulk] could have had something to do with the leak of it." Bubba, of course, is not without blame; TMZ had previously reported his role on the tape, which was to assert the financial position they would be in should the video find its way into the public eye.

TMZ also reported the litigation against Bubba by Hulk, who is allegedly suing his old mate for $100m. In the suit, Hogan claims he "had a reasonable expectation of privacy in his consensual, intimate activities in a private bedroom and reasonably believed that his privacy was safe and protected."