Hulk Hogan Apologizes for Racial Slur, After Losing WWE Contract

25 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hulk Hogan axed by WWE amid race claim.

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.All of Hogan’s branded merchandise has been pulled from the online store, while the star’s profile has been deleted from the alumni section of the official website. “WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.” There has been speculation that the sacking is linked to an audio or a video clip. 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.

Hogan previously used the N-word in a 2012 interview and is currently embroiled in legal action over a sex tape but neither of these scandals appear to be behind his firing. The star has not commented directly on his fall from grace but cryptically tweeted earlier: “In the storm I release control, God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be, one love.

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. As a middle ground, the court could penalize Gawker by precluding it from introducing certain evidence or making certain arguments at trial in support of its defenses.” According to the transcript published by Radar Online and the National Inquirer, Hogan said on the recording, referring to his daughter: “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f–k some n—-r, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n—-r worth a hundred million dollars! 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.”

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