Hulk Hogan sues gossip site Gawker for $100million after sex tape leaked of former wrestler with best friend’s wife

via Daily Mail: 

 

  • Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, filed two lawsuits in Tampa, Florida today
  • Suing New York-based media company Gawker for $100m damages
  • Former wrestler also sued best friend ‘Bubba the Love Sponge’ and ex-wife Heather – who appeared with Hogan in secret recording

Former pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan sued a disc jockey, the DJ’s ex-wife and a gossip website today after a sex tape involving Hogan and the woman was posted online.

Hogan said in two lawsuits that he had consensual sex with his best friend’s wife, Heather Clem, about six years ago in the Clems’ home, but he did not know he was being secretly recorded.

‘Mr Hogan had a reasonable expectation of his privacy, just as all Americans have a reasonable expectation of their privacy in their bedrooms,’ attorney Charles Harder said.

Legal fight: Former wrestler Hulk Hogan (pictured today with his lawyer in Florida) is suing his best friend Bubba Clem and his wife Heather along with website Gawker for $100million over the sex tapeLegal fight: Former wrestler Hulk Hogan (pictured today with his lawyer in Florida) is suing his best friend Bubba Clem and his wife Heather along with website Gawker for $100million over the sex tape

Obsessed: Hulk Hogan (pictured with ex-wife Linda) made a sex tape with Heather Clem, pictured right with her former husband and the Hulk's best friend Bubba The Love Sponge
Obsessed: Hulk Hogan (pictured with ex-wife Linda) made a sex tape with Heather Clem, pictured right with her former husband and the Hulk's best friend Bubba The Love Sponge

Obsessed: Hulk Hogan (pictured with ex-wife Linda) made a sex tape with Heather Clem, pictured right with her former husband and the Hulk’s best friend Bubba The Love Sponge

The video was posted on the online gossip site Gawker. Hogan is seeking $100 million in damages from the New York-based media company, which declined comment.

It’s unclear who gave the video to Gawker.

In the suit against the Clems, Hogan claimed the video caused ‘severe and irreparable injury which cannot be adequately compensated by monetary damages’.

Hogan is seeking the rights to the video in both lawsuits.

Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, wore a tight black T-shirt, jeans and dark sunglasses as he stood outside of the federal court in Tampa while his attorneys spoke to the media. He did not comment.

Reality stars: Hulk Hogan with his now ex-wife Linda and children Brooke and Nick who all starred with him in TV series Hogan Knows BestReality stars: Hulk Hogan with his now ex-wife Linda and children Brooke and Nick who all starred with him in TV series Hogan Knows Best

Sombre: Hogan refused to comment today as he stood outside the Florida court after filing his lawsuits
Sombre: Hogan refused to comment today as he stood outside the Florida court after filing his lawsuits

Sombre: Hogan refused to comment today as he stood outside the Florida court after filing his lawsuits

It’s not clear whether Hogan and Bubba the Love Sponge Clem are still friends. The Clems have since divorced.

Hogan acknowledged on various TV talk shows recently that he had sex with Heather Clem while he was married to Linda Hogan. The Hogans have also divorced.

Hogan, his ex-wife and the couple’s son and daughter have appeared on the reality show Hogan Knows Best.

Stephen Diaco, a lawyer for Clem, said Hogan was the best man at the Clem wedding and he is also a godfather to Clem’s child.

‘My hope is that these two can preserve their friendship,’ said Diaco.

‘I can’t comment on the suit. This has caused harm to Bubba and he didn’t release it, he didn’t condone the release of it. He wants to find out who did that and he wants that person to be held accountable.’

It is illegal in Florida to record someone without their permission, but Hogan waited too long to file criminal charges.

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