Late Friday afternoon, a Florida jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million—$15 million more than he originally asked for—in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker. But that’s not all the money that he stands to collect as a result of his legal victory.
As if all that money wasn’t enough, the jury just awarded Hogan another $25 million in punitive damages—with $10 million of it coming from Gawker founder Nick Denton and $100,000 of it coming from former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio. That money will be added on top of the $115 million that Hogan was already awarded, meaning he stands to collect about $140 million total:
Of course, Hogan won’t collect any of that money today. This afternoon, Denton revealed that his legal team had “already begun preparing” for a trip to appeals court. So Hogan is going to have to continue to fight for the money that was awarded to him.
But so far, Hogan has to be happy with the way things have gone for him in court. In addition to all of the money that has been awarded to him, the judge in his case has also ordered his sex tape to be sealed:
Stay tuned to see where this wild trial takes us next.
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