Linda Hogan, Hulk Hogan’s ex-wife, is criticizing the former wrestler for taking “dirty money.” Hulk Hogan has won another $25 million in damages in relation to his multi-million dollar sex tape lawsuit against Gawker. The court initially awarded him $115 million after it was found that Gawker violated his right to privacy.
“It made me a little bit sick,” Linda recently told Inside Edition. “I don't know how he can sleep at night getting that money for doing what he did in a roundabout way. It's dirty money.”
Linda Hogan Is Disgusted by Hulk's Court Victory
The former wrestler’s ex-wife was upset since the scandal happened while they were still married. Linda went on to say that she felt the court is awarding the wrestler-turned TV personality for his bad behavior.
Hulk Hogan sued Gawker for invasion of privacy after the media company uploaded his sex tape on the Internet. Hulk claimed the encounter between him and Heather Clem, Bubba “The Love Sponge’s” wife, was filmed without his knowledge. His then-best friend, Bubba “The Love Sponge,” a radio personality, allegedly recorded the video.
The wrestler sued Gawker founder Nick Denton and ex-editor A.J. Daulerio for $100 million, but the jury decided to add $15 million to the damages. He was reportedly awarded with $55 million for economic injuries and $60 million for emotional distress.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 21, 2016
On Monday, after further deliberation, the jurors ordered Gawker to pay Hulk another $25 million in punitive damages – $15 million from Daulerio, Gawker’s then-editor and $10 million from Denton, the media company’s owner. The wrestler walked away with $140 million in total.
According to reports, the additional compensation was the court’s chance to warn media companies to be responsible for their news content.
— Ad Age (@adage) March 21, 2016
Hulk Hogan, 62, and Linda Hogan, 56, ended their 25-year marriage in 2007.