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Hulk Hogan Drops Trademark Move On Twitter After Massive Court Case Award

Hulk Hogan Drops Trademark Move On Twitter After Massive Court Case Award

On Friday, after six hours of deliberations, a Flordia jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million following his legal action against website Gawker.

In 2012, Gawker published a video showing the wrestler having sex with the wife of his then best friend, radio personality Bubba The Love Sponge (real name Todd Alan Clem).

Hogan claimed his privacy had been breached, Gawker asserted that the 62-year-old had made no attempt to suppress coverage of his personal life in the past, so the video was fair game.

The jury agreed with Hulk Hogan's legal team.

On Monday, the jury once against entered deliberations. This was to decide if Hogan should be awarded punitive damages.

Again they sided with the former WWE star - adding a further $25 million to Friday's $115 million decision.

Gawker will appeal the jury's decision. On Friday, founder Nick Denton claimed that a key witness and key evidence had been withheld from the jury.

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A successful appeal could see the amount awarded significantly reduced, something Gawker, which also runs the sports website Deadspin, desperately requires.

Hulk Hogan's trademark move in the ring was his leg drop. On Twitter this morning he dropped one of those on Gawker.

PJ Browne
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