Hulk Hogan verdict raises crucial privacy issues in the digital age

March 20, 2016 10:06 AM

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It's hard to think of a case with details more spectacular: A videotape featuring wrestling star Hulk Hogan having sex in a canopy bed with the young wife of a good friend — a guy whose legal name is Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.

Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, sues the website that published portions of the tape, the New York-based gossip site Gawker.com. A Florida jury deliberates just six hours before ruling in Bollea's favor and awarding him a staggering $115 million in damages.

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