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.”