Hulk Hogan's sex tape: Woman cries in court, says she didn't know she was being filmed

18 March 2016 / 7 months 1 week ago

The woman who features in Hulk Hogan's sex tape didn't know she was being filmed.

Heather Cole took the stand in the wrestler's legal battle against Gawker - who he is suing for $100 million in damages - and admitted that she had sex multiple times with him at the request of her then-husband, Hogan's friend Bubba 'The Love Sponge' Clem.

Heather admitted her former spouse enjoyed making videos of her lovemaking, but insisted she had no idea she was being taped with Hogan, in a tryst which subsequently appeared on the Gawker website.

Explaining they had sex four times, and she thought they were alone during the third encounter, Heather testified that her then-husband showed her the footage he had secretly recorded of her and Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea.

She fought back tears and said: "At some point after the encounter at our house with Mr. Bollea, Mr. Clem showed me a videotape of myself with Mr. Bollea having sex. I did not watch it. It was brief."

Heather - who was aware there was a hidden security camera in the room - felt "concerned" her personal life would be "exposed" when the sex tape was made public, and said she wanted the whole thing to go away when Gawker posted the clip - but felt "more embarrassed" when Hogan began speaking to the press.

She said: "I thought that I didn't have anything to say about it, and I was very hurt, and I felt or I wished that the other people involved would ­behave the same way."

Asked by Gawker's lawyer if she felt the wrestler likes publicity, she replied: "In my opinion, yes."

Hulk is seeking $100 million for invasion of privacy in the civil case.

He previously settled a separate suit with Bubba for $5,000.

The case continues.

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