Gawker, publisher slapped with punitive damages over Hulk Hogan sex tape

March 21, 2016 11:46 PM

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. A Florida jury awarded punitive damages totaling $25 million on Monday in a second blow to Gawker, coming on top of the $115 million the online news outlet must pay for posting a sex tape of the former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

The six-person jury assessed Gawker $15 million in punitive damages. The media company's publisher and CEO, Nick Denton, was slapped with an additional $10 million.

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