Jury Hits Gawker With $25M More in Damages to Hulk Hogan
Three days after a Florida jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million from Gawker media, the same jurors returned Monday to give the former pro-wrestler an additional $25 million in punitive damages. In its initial decision, the jury ruled that Hogan's privacy was invaded by the gossip website when it published video of him having sex with a friend's wife, leading to severe emotional distress. According to reports, of the additional $25 million: $10 million will be owed by Gawker founder Nick Denton, its former editor A.J. Daulerio owes $100,000, and Gawker as a company owes the remaining $15 million.