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Former WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan sues Gawker a second time over publication of racist comments


By John Glenday, Reporter

May 3, 2016 | 2 min read

Ex-WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan has dragged his latest opponent, celebrity gossip website Gawker, back into the ring for a second bout of litigation after claiming that the website had leaked sealed court documents in which he was quoted making racist remarks.

It is the latest salvo in an increasingly bitter battle between the two, first prompted by Gawker’s publication of a video of the wrestler turned actor having sex with his then best friend’s wife – which Hogan successfully sued for $140m.

Buoyed by that success Hogan is seeking a further recompense for the publication of racist remarks he’d made about his daughter’s ex-boyfriend to the National Enquirer in the lead up to the sex tape trial.

A spokeswoman for Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, said: “Mr Bollea said from the beginning that he would seek to hold all persons and entities fully responsible for their wrongful actions.

“This lawsuit seeks to do just that.”

A spokesperson for Gawker criticised the latest decision however, stating: “Hulk Hogan is a litigious celebrity abusing the court system to control his public image and media coverage.

“It's time for Hulk Hogan to take responsibility for his own words.”

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