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Saturday 17 March 2018

Hulk Hogan sex video was 'very amusing'

Hulk Hogan is suing a website which posted a sex video of him online
Hulk Hogan is suing a website which posted a sex video of him online

Jurors in the Hulk Hogan sex video lawsuit were told a reporter who received the tape thought it was "very amusing"

Gawker website reporter A J Daulerio told the hearing in St Petersburg, Florida, that he thought the sex video, which he was sent in the post, was also newsworthy.

He added that he did not try to contact Hogan, the woman Hogan had sex with or the woman's husband, prior to posting an edited version of the 30-minute video.

The former pro wrestler, whose given name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker Media for 100 million dollars (£70.3m) for posting the video.

Hogan said he didn't know he was being filmed when he had intimate relations with his then-best friend's wife.

The friend, Florida-based radio DJ Bubba The Love Sponge Clem, gave his blessing to the coupling and even handed Hogan a condom.

Gawker says the publication was a legitimate scoop because Hogan had talked openly about his sex life before, in forums such as Howard Stern's radio show.

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton testified that the website decided to post the video because "it showed Hogan as a person".

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

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