I missed out on coming in later yesterday and updating the Hulk Hogan vs Gawker post. So, here’s some recaps in case you need to catch up:





And here’s the stream for today…

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The Gawker editor who posted the Hulk Hogan sex tape defended publishing the video of the ex-wrestler in an X-rated position, saying he found it “amusing.”

Taped depositions shown in a Florida courtroom on Wednesday gave a window into the irreverent editorial judgment that guided Gawker Media’s decision to publish excerpts of Hogan’s sex tape.

Hogan’s attorneys showed two tapes of recorded testimony from A.J. Daulerio, the former Gawker editor who posted the footage in 2012. The deposition detailed how he acquired the video and why he chose to publish it on the website…

Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, showed little emotion throughout the hour that the depositions were shown on Wednesday, the third day of the trial at the Pinellas County Judicial Building. Donning a navy pinstripe blazer with his patented bandana, Hogan, 62, reclined in his seat, occasionally closing his eyes for long periods of a time.

Daulerio sat stoically on a bench behind his attorneys while the tapes were shown in court.

The nine jurors were glued to the television screen positioned in front of their box. Several took notes as the depositions played.


Linda, who alleged Hulk had a fling with fellow wrestler Brutus Beefcake in her 2011 memoir “Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes,” now says her claims were taken out of context. “When you’re mad and you’re going through a divorce, you say things you just don’t mean,” she said during an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” this week.

Hogan also took a moment to apologize, stating, “Hulkster, I’m sorry. I love and I will always love you.”

When Williams asked her guest what she missed most about married life, Hogan noted, “I miss him and I miss the family, I miss the family unit…it was a good time with him.”

In February, Hulk — aka Terrance Gene “Terry” Bollea — also appeared on Williams’ show to defend himself against the gay allegations. “It’s tough because a lot of my friends in normal life, a lot of my friends in the entertainment business, and a lot of my friends in the wrestling business are gay,” he told Williams. “Just to say something spiteful and hurtful, I don’t get it…if it was true and I was gay, I’d embrace it, and I’d tell you guys about it and I’d celebrate it.”

Hogan and Brutus Beefcake both individually sued Linda Hogan over those allegations.

More on Brutus, for those who don’t know who he is:



(That’s Hulk Hogan’s attorney, David Houston. He’s been testifying for most of the day.)


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During an afternoon session in the Hulk Hogan sex video lawsuit, jurors heard Gawker Media founder Nick Denton testify that the website decided to post a Hogan sex video because “it showed Hogan as a person.”

Denton was in the courtroom Wednesday, but attorneys for Hogan played his video testimony recorded in a 2013 deposition.

He said that “it’s up to others to determine the boundaries of accepted social, journalistic and legal norms.”

Hogan and his attorneys sent Denton a cease and desist order but Denton didn’t take the video post down because he said he thought it was newsworthy.

Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker Media for $100 million for posting an edited video showing him having sex with his then-best friend’s wife.

Wednesday afternoon, jurors heard from Mike Foley, a University of Florida journalism professor.

Foley questioned Gawker’s decision not to contact Hogan, the woman in the video or the woman’s husband when it posted the video.

Foley said, “It’s important to get all sides of a story.”

He added that in his opinion, the sex video was an example of “undue intrusiveness.”

Testimony has ended for the day in the Hulk Hogan sex video lawsuit.