WATCH LIVE: Day 1 Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Trial
The trial for professional wrestler Hulk Hogan who has sued the website Gawker is expected to begin Monday morning.
As we reported earlier, Hogan, whose real name Terry Bollea, sued the website in 2012 after it published parts of a video that showed him having sex with the wife of radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. The video was recorded in 2006 and according to Hogan, it was recorded without his knowledge. Hogan’s lawsuit seeks $100 million in damages for invasion of privacy.
Gawker argues that tape is protected by the First Amendment because it was newsworthy. They claim that Hogan was a celebrity that repeatedly spoke about his sex life in books and television, radio and other public appearances.