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.”