Hulk Hogan breaks down in tears as he wins sex tape lawsuit and gets awarded $115 million

20 March 2016 / 7 months 1 week ago

Hulk Hogan won his lawsuit against Gawker on Friday, breaking down in tears after the jury read their verdict.

According to AsianTown, the wrestler was awarded $115million in damages by a jury in Florida after the website posted a leaked sex video that showed him engaging in intercourse with his best friend's wife, Heather Clem.

Hogan broke down in tears in the courtroom as the foreman read the jury's verdict.

Gawker will appeal the case, but under Florida law will have to hand over the monetary damages. 

Hogan and his team had only been asking for $100million in their lawsuit for invasion of his privacy. 

The six-person jury took just five hours to deliberate on Friday, and found in favor of Hogan on all counts.

The site's founder Nick Denton and editor A.J. Daulerio sat emotionless in the courtroom while the jury read out the verdict. 

Gawker posted the two-minute video in 2012 after editing down a 30-minute version they received from an anonymous source that had been taped showing Hogan and Heather Clem engaging in intercourse in July of 2007. 

Read more about Hulk Hogan's sex tape case here.

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