After being awarded $140 million in his lawsuit against Gawker earlier this year, Hulk Hogan has filed a second lawsuit against them. The New York Post is reporting that Hogan has filed another one in Florida, this time for ending his career.
The lawsuit claims that Gawker releasing the sex tape with Heather Clem led to his income being cut off and says “his legacy in entertainment was severely damaged (if not completely destroyed), and his global brand was forever tarnished,”
As we know, the leaked audio to the National Enquirer included some racist comments Hogan made at the time after having relations with Clem, then wife of Bubba The Love Sponge. The comments are what got him fired from WWE and the company has distanced themselves from one of their biggest icons.
The amount of money Hogan is asking for this time is unknown. Gawker is currently appealing the $140 million jury verdict from earlier this year. Needless to say, they’re not pleased with Hogan filing another lawsuit. They have released this statement:
“This is getting ridiculous. Hulk Hogan is a litigious celebrity abusing the court system to control his public image and media coverage. As we’ve said before and are happy to say again: Gawker did not leak the information,” the statement said. “It’s time for Hulk Hogan to take responsibility for his own words, because the only person who got Hulk Hogan fired from the WWE is Hulk Hogan.”
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