Brooke Hogan Defends Dad Hulk Hogan With Heartfelt Poem Amid WWE Drama

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5 things to know tonight: The latest in the gym mat death investigation.

1. NEW YORK – Hulk Hogan and WWE announced they had cut ties on Friday after a transcript from a 2006 video in which he freely used the “n-word” was leaked.

WASHINGTON — CBS-DC’s Chuck Carroll has learned that in the wake of the Hulk Hogan scandal, the WWE has made plans to name his replacement on the USA Network show “Tough Enough.” In email correspondence with Carroll, a WWE official said: “WWE and USA Network plan to announce a new judge next Tuesday night at 8 p.m.It comes after the star apologised for his “unacceptable” language, with his daughter Brooke creating a heartfelt poem begging fans not to be “tough” on her father.

AP FILE – Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, arrives for a news conference at the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. Gym mat death investigators seize phones, computers of FBI agent and sons: Federal agents on Tuesday seized computers and cell phones belonging to the agent, his wife and their two sons as part of an ongoing investigation into the 2013 death of a Valdosta teen. [Read more] 2. The transcript was contained in a sealed deposition that is part of a $100 million lawsuit Hogan filed against the gossip site Gawker for posting online a video of him having sex with a friend’s ex-wife. One fan had written that they “highly doubt” that the wrestling star was racist, to which Hogan responded: “yo King thank you my brother,that’s not who I am,only love. WWE fires Hulk Hogan over racist rant caught on tape: The organization also completely scrubbed any mention of him from the WWE website, including the Hall of Fame page.

The company did not give a reason, but issued a statement Friday, July 24, 2015, saying it is “committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.” (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File) STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. This, after word was released that the National Enquirer has obtained a clip of Hogan going on a heavily racist rant, which they plan to make public very soon. [Read more] 3. Originally set for July 6, the trial was postponed earlier this month after the 2nd District Court of Appeals filed a proceeding regarding trial rules, stating that some of the defense motions were filed too close to its scheduled start date. “I have my suspicions, as you can imagine,” Houston told FOX411. “If I can find out it is Gawker who leaked the transcripts, we will bury them.” “Hulk Hogan has only one person to blame for what he said and no one from Gawker had any role in leaking that information,” she said in a statement to FOX411. Hogan, perhaps the biggest star in WWE’s five-decade history, was the main draw for the first WrestleMania in 1985 and was a fixture for years in its signature event, facing everyone from Andre The Giant and Randy Savage to The Rock and even company chairman Vince McMahon. Civil rights attorney Ameer Benno, who is not involved in the lawsuit, said there are a few things that could happen if Gawker is proven to be behind the leak. “If it was Hogan’s adversary in litigation — Gawker — then the court has discretion to impose a range of sanctions against Gawker,” Benno explained. “At one extreme, the court could strike Gawker’s answer in the case, thereby awarding Hogan the equivalent of a default judgment.

When searching for Hogan’s profile online and attempting to access it that way, an error message appears which reads: “You are not authorised to access this page.” There are reports that the sudden end to their working relationship is the result of a video or audio of the star on a “racial tirade”, although renowned professional wrestling writer Dave Meltzer described it as “a rumour going round”. An audio clip has surfaced online in which Hogan repeatedly uses the n-word during an interview discussing his early career and the use of the word on screen, although it appears this is from around 2012 and not the incident leading to the controversy. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise.

Gawker, which removed the video from its website under a court order, said it had the right to publish the edited video because Hogan talked in detail about his sex life before the video’s release, which made the story newsworthy. Louisiana theater shooter John Houser had Georgia ties: Years before John Russel Houser stood up in a crowded theater, pulled out a handgun and killed two people, his wife became so worried about his “volatile mental state,” she asked for a temporary protective order against him in Carroll County. [Read more] Hogan himself is yet to comment on the reports, although he did post a cryptic message referring to a “storm”, and putting his faith in “God and his Universe”.

F–king n—-r.” Houston said Hogan asked him to tell his fans that he is “devastated” by his past actions and “sincerely apologizes to his family, friends and fans.” The sex tape was made without Hogan’s consent in 2008 and features him engaged in erotic acts with Heather Clem, the now ex-wife of his former friend Bubba ‘The Love Sponge’ Clem.

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