A jury awards extra punitive damages well worth $25m (£17.3m) to the wrestler over a sex tape published on Gawker’s website.
Hulk Hogan has been awarded a in addition $25m (£17.3m) in punitive damages simply days after Gawker Media changed into ordered to pay $115m (£79.5m) for posting a intercourse tape of the movie star wrestler on line.
A Florida jury ordered Gawker to pay Hogan a further $15m (£10.4m) in punitive damages, whilst Gawker writer Nick Denton become slapped with $10m (£6.9m) in damages.
Hogan was awarded $115m (£seventy nine.5m) last week after a Florida jury located Gawker violated his privacy by publishing a video of him having intercourse together with his former excellent buddy’s wife in 2012.
Gawker has indicated that it will attraction in opposition to the preliminary verdict.
The case pitted arguments over a celeb’s right to privacy inside the net age towards the liberty of the press, that is included in the US constitution.
Hogan’s attorneys mentioned that he changed into unaware the encounter changed into being filmed when it befell over a decade in the past and that the photos turned into not newsworthy.
They said Gawker did not warn Hogan, the female inside the video or her husband, DJ Bubba the affection Sponge Clem, who recorded the photos, that it become being published.
Hogan, whose actual name is Terry Bollea, testified that he still suffered from the humiliation of the video going viral.
It became alleged that Gawker’s cost extended through $15m (£10.4m) after the put up, despite the fact that the website contended that it made $11,000 (£7,600) in advertising sales.
Gawker’s attorneys, meanwhile, called into query whether the intercourse tape became a stunt and mentioned it had already seemed on at the least two different web sites.
It changed into in no way conclusively decided who leaked the video to the media.