Hulk Hogan has slammed online media company and blog network, Gawker after winning a lawsuit which will require the company to pay him a sum of $115 million as damages.
Wrestler slams Gawker website after lawsuit win
The jury awarded Hogan $55million for economic injuries and $60million for emotional distress.
He was awarded the sum by a jury in Florida on Friday, March 18, 2016, after the website (Gawker) posted a leaked sex video that showed him engaging in intercourse with his best friend's wife.
Hogan, who did not speak with reporters after his victory took to Twitter to write, “Told ya I was gonna slam another giant HH.”
The online news site is expected to make an initial installment of $50 million to the wrestler, who has been reported to have been quite damaged due to the case.
Gawker will appeal the case, but under Florida law will have to hand over at least $50million in monetary damages and if Hogan defeats their appeal they will hand over the rest of the money whenever the case is settled.
Hogan won his lawsuit against Gawker on Friday, breaking down in tears after the jury read their verdict.