Hogan seeking $100 million in damages over video release
Standing behind his two attorneys outside the federal courthouse in Tampa, Florida, Hulk Hogan remained silent as one of his lawyers explained to the media that the Hulkster filed two lawsuits in regards to the sex tape that was illegally released online last week.
The first lawsuit was filed in the Florida state court against Todd Clem, also known as Bubba “The Love Sponge”, and his ex-wife Heather Clem, now Cole, with the allegations that six years ago, Clem secretly video taped Hulk having consensual sex with Heather. Hulk did not consent to the taping, never permitted it, and did not know that he was taped.
The second lawsuit was filed in the United States district court against New York-based Gawker Media, its entities, and individuals for posting part of the video and written details for financial profit at the expense of his client, violating his rights.
Hulk Hogan is seeking $100 million in damages from Gawker Media and transfer of all rights for the video as well as removal of all online excerpts.
Hogan’s attorney called both allegations illegal, outrageous, and exceeded bounds of human decency.