Crazy! Hogan Wins $140 MILLION In Sex Video Case

Apparently, if you’re married and have sex with your best friend’s wife, and if you’re filmed without you knowing, and it gets posted online, you may just be entitled to $115 million.
 

That’s what happened to Hulk Hogan when he sued Gawker Media for $100 million, saying that the company violated his privacy, personality rights, and intentionally inflicted emotional stress by posting the sex tape.
 
The trial took place in March 2016 which lasted two weeks. On March 18th, 2016, the jury awarded Hogan with $115 million – $55 million due to economic harm and another $60 million for emotional distress.
 
But the fun doesn’t stop there! On March 21, 2016, Hogan was awarded an extra $25 million in punitive damages on top of what he received on Friday. Gawker Media is forced to pay $15 million, Gawker owner Nick Denton was hit with $10 million and A.J. Daulerio, the editor who posted the video and the accompanying post is forced to come up with $100,000.
 

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A Florida jury awarded a total of $25 million in punitive damages on Monday in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, hitting Gawker Media with a $15 million judgment and its owner, Nick Denton, with $10 million.
 
Jurors also assessed $100,000 against A.J. Daulerio, the Gawker editor who decided to post the edited sex video and wrote the post that accompanied it. While Denton has a total of $121 million in assets and Gawker Media’s gross revenues in 2015 were $48.7 million, Daulerio has debt to the tune of $27,000 in student loans.
 

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This trial could be a deterrent to other media companies who try to capitalize on sex tapes without getting the proper rights.
 

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