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Hulk Hogan Awarded $25 Million in Punitive Damages

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Mar 22, 2016

Hulk Hogan was awarded $25 million in punitive damages in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker Media. When you couple that with his $115 million actual damages win, that’s $140 million in total. That’s some serious coin. Gawker issued a statement saying it’s confident the verdict will be overturned on appeal, maintaining that it has a right to post the tape because it was newsworthy and therefore protected by the first amendment. They also believe that the judge was in the wrong by not allowing critical evidence and testimony in the trial. This basically equates to a claim that Hulk knew he was making a sex tape. Either way, Hogan has a lot of money coming his way. Of course, when we just saw him a few days before the second win, he wasn’t saying much. Guess he can do whatever he wants now.