Hulk Hogan's Privacy Lawsuit Against Gawker Set for 2016 - NBC 6 South Florida

Hulk Hogan's Privacy Lawsuit Against Gawker Set for 2016

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    A Florida judge has set a trial date in wrestler Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against a website over a sex tape.

    Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge Pamela Campbell on Thursday set the trial for March 2016.

    Hogan, a reality TV star and by far the biggest name on pro wrestling marquees for most of the '80s and '90s, is suing the news website Gawker. Gawker and its owner, Nick Denton, maintain that the New York-based company had the right to publish the video because Hogan, by his sexually explicit banter during media appearances, had lost any expectation of privacy.

    Also in court, attorneys for Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, accused Gawker's lawyers of releasing confidential information to the media from the video. Some of that information included Hogan making racist remarks.

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