According to a report from Deadline, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan has reached a $31 million settlement with former entertainment website “Gawker.” This comes after a ruling that awarded $140 million in damages to Hogan for a sex tape that was released by the entertainment company without his consent.
The original lawsuit forced “Gawker” to file for bankruptcy and shut down their operations.
Nick Denton, one of the founders of “Gawker” has posted the following statements about the settlement on his official blog at NickDenton.org:
After four years of litigation funded by a billionaire with a grudge going back even further, a settlement has been reached. The saga is over.
As the most unpalatable part of the deal, three true stories?—?about Hulk Hogan, the claim by Shiva Ayyadurai that he invented email and the feud between the founders of Tinder?—?are being removed from the web.
“All parties have agreed it is time to move on,” Hogan’s attorney David Houston said Wednesday in a statement.
I had forgotten this was still a thing. Oh well.
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