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Hulk Hogan granted injunction against Gawker

HoganWhatcha gonna do, brother, when Hulkamania runs wild on you? 

Professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, who currently appears on Spike TV's Impact Wrestling program, likely did some poses, ripped off his t-shirt and cupped his ear a few times yesterday after a Florida state judge granted his request for a temporary restraining order against website Gawker, who posted a one-minute excerpt of a sex tape that was made between Hogan and the wife of his (ex) friend Bubba the Love Sponge. Hogan claims not to have known the tape was made and claimed that it was hurting his professional image.

Initially a different judge ruled that Gawker could keep the tape up "in conjunction with the news reporting function" and that the "factual finding supports a colorable fair use defense."

With this ruling, all Gawker affiliates must pull the popular video. All copies of the full-length tape must also be given to Hogan's attorneys, as well as all clips, photos, transcripts, etc., of it.

What changed for Hogan was dropping the federal lawsuit he initially filed and taking the case to state court. With that move, he could add Heather Clem, the lady featured with him in the video, into his suit and involve her leaking of it. 

As of now, the video is still up. No, I am not providing the link.


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Show:
- Impact Wrestling
Person:
- Hulk Hogan

Written by: Hamatosan
Apr 25th, 2013, 5:48 am

Anonymous Coward

Message Posted On Apr 25th, 2013, 1:01 pm
what an absolute disgrace that after loosing time after time hogan can keep going back to court until he finally wins, even a blind man can see that all gawker did was show a 1 minute news clip from a much longer tape and that as a news organisation it was fully entitled to, as for damaging his reputation i'm pretty sure that screwing his "best friends" wife did that jut fine without gawker's help and that is without his acknowledged steroid abuse or his nepotism when bringing in all sorts of washed up friends to tna after he joined (almost all of whom were got rid of after failing horribly at their jobs). btw, even the bbc linked to the gawker stoy in the past ;)
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