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Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million From Gawker After Sex Tape Trial Verdict

Gawker Media, owner of a number of online publications, including sports blog Deadspin, will have to pay former wrestler and reality star Hulk Hogan a sum of $115 million after losing an invasion of privacy case regarding the publication of a sex tape back in 2012. The video reportedly showed Hogan engaging in sexual intercourse with his best friend's wife (at the time).

Both Gawker's founder (Nick Denton) and its former editor-in-chief (Albert Daulerio) were also found personally liable. According to the Tampa Bay Times, $55 million was awarded for economic injury, while $60 million was awarded for emotional distress. The jury is also going to award punitive damages on Monday.

Denton issued a statement, expressing confidence that Gawker will ultimately prevail after an appeal. 

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We'll update this post as more information becomes available.