Jurors awarded a total of $25 million in punitive damages Monday in the sex tape trial of former pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan against Gawker Media. It also assessed $100,000 against A.J. Daulerio, the editor who decided to post the video and wrote the post that accompanied it. The punitive damages are on top of a $115-million judgment they hit the company with on Friday for publishing the video and causing Hogan economic harm and emotional distress.
Hogan, aka Terry Bollea, sued Gawker after it posted footage of him having sex with the wife of his then-best friend, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. Hogan said he didn’t know he was being taped. Whatever the jury decides, it’s clear the case isn’t over. Gawker has already said it would appeal.
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