Hulk Hogan, the legendary retired wrestler has been awarded $115 million as damages for the damages caused due to an invasion of his privacy by Gawker.com. Last Friday, a Florida jury gave orders to Gawker.com to compensate Hulk Hogan that colossal amount of money as compensation for the sex tape that they had published
The wrestler whose legal name is Terry Gene Bollea was full of emotion when then verdict when the ruling was made on Friday afternoon, he was already in tears when the jury read out the judgment. The case was concluded after six hours in court.
Mr. Bollea’s team of attorneys was ecstatic following the judgment. They said the judgment served as a warning to firms that invade the privacy of individuals in pretence of journalism
The damages that were awarded to Mr.Bollea on Friday were broken down as follows; $55 million were to cater for the economic harm caused while $60 were to compensate for the emotional distress caused.