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Sex Tape Smackdown: Hulk Hogan Wins $115 Million in Gawker Trial

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 08: NY POST OUT Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies in court during his trial against Gawker Media at the Pinellas County Courthouse on March 8, 2016 in St Petersburg, Florida. Bollea is taking legal action against Gawker in a USD 100 million lawsuit for releasing a video of him having sex with his best friends wife. (Photo by John Pendygraft-Pool/Getty Images)

Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies during Gawker trial.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Who knew having sex with your best friend’s wife could land you $115 million?! Sound crazy? Well, it isn’t. Just ask Hulk Hogan.

It took jurors in Hogan’s sex tape trial against Gawker less than six hours Friday to come to a decision — $55 million for economic injuries and $60 million for emotional distress.

Talk about a sex tape smackdown!

And get this, he could get even more money. The jury will reconvene next week to consider punitive damages on top of the $115 million already awarded.


The ex-wrestler sued Gawker for posting a graphic sex tape snippet back in 2012. It  showed him having sex… with the wife of his former best friend, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. Hogan and the wife claim they had no idea they were being taped.

But Gawker says it will appeal getting bodyslammed by the jury, “It may be necessary for the appeals court to resolve this case.”

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