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Now Jury Awards Hulk Hogan Millions More in Punitive Damages

Mar 22, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A jury awarded former wresting star Hulk Hogan $25.1 million in punitive damages Monday in his invasion-of-privacy case against Gawker Media, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The story adds, “The decision brings the total damages in the case to $140.1 million. The same six jurors took just six hours Friday to decide that Gawker was liable for the October 2012 publication of an amateur sex video featuring Hogan — whose real name is Terry Bollea — and awarded him $60 million for emotional distress and $55 million for economic damages.”

Gawker has previously said it will likely appeal the verdict. An earlier statement from Gawker said, in part, “[W]e are confident we will win this case ultimately based on not only on the law but also on the truth.”

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