Hulk Hogan: Gawker behind leak of career-ending racist rant

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Hulk Hogan Blames Gawker for N-Word Leak, Calls for Investigation.

In this Oct. 15, 2012 file photo, former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, arrives for a news conference at the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File) The legal tussle between wrestling icon Hulk Hogan and gossip site Gawker took another turn Wednesday when Hogan’s legal team filed a motion for additional discovery to see if Gawker was behind leaking an “N-word” laden rant that The National Enquirer published last week. “We have filed a motion detailing out what we believe to be a number of facts that caused us to have suspicions to Gawker’s involvement,” Hogan’s lawyer, David Houston, told FOX411. “We have requested the court grant additional discovery tools to establish once and for all if Gawker is responsible. Hogan, who was dropped from WWE last week after it emerged he had used racist slurs in a sex tape, has tweeted his regret over missing the tour adding “I will be back soon”.

We are hopeful the court will agree.” In the motion, obtained by FOX411, Hogan’s attorneys claim that Gawker CEO Nick Denton wrote a post, “Hulk v. Fans are unimpressed, however, calling for refunds on tickets which ranged up to $350 with meet-and-greet VIP packages at $995, now that Hogan is a no-show. The disgraced wrestler can be heard using the F-word in the same unauthorized XXX tape that included his rant about black people and use of the N-word that got him fired from the WWE. “VH1 wanted me to do a big thing and go back to the house I grew up in,” he told Heather Clem, his sex partner in the tape and the ex-wife of his former friend, DJ Bubba Clem, about his reality show “Hogan Knows Best.” The new homeowner of the Port Tampa residence where Hulk was raised, which was featured in the episode that aired in October 2007, not only welcomed him in, but also returned the 61-year-old former wrestler’s childhood toy truck, which was found in the garden. Gawker, the story so far,” on July 10, 2015 hinting that he had more information about Hogan aside from the sex tape the site published back in October 2012. “There will be a third act which we believe will center on the real story: the additional recordings held by the FBI, the information in them that is Hulk Hogan’s real secret, and irregularities in the recordings which indicate some sort of cover-up. On Tuesday a billboard featuring Hogan and Hulkmania as the top drawcard remained outside the Qantas Credit Union Arena, advertising the show on August 8.

He goes on to say that “if I get divorced, Linda will make me sell” their Las Vegas residence, which he bought for $4.25 million and grew in value to $5 million. The Australian tour, which also takes in the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on August 6 and the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on August 7, is still going ahead with another wrestling big name Shawn Michaels, known as the Heartbreak Kid, announced as the replacement headline star. Ironically, the same man Hogan defamed in his racist rant, SoBe Entertainment mogul Cecile Barker, is who he thought could get him out of the real estate crunch. One fan complained on an unofficial WWE Australian Tour Facebook page: “They promoted Hulk Hogan, a lot of the older crowd would have purchased tickets to see him. Casually using the N-word, Bubba chimed in saying, “Who’s your n—a?” before reportedly giving him a pair of inscribed “Hulk Hogan” Oakley sunglasses. “Eight years ago, I used offensive language during a conversation,” he said. “It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it.” Hogan added how, “This is not who I am.

As Hogan was facing wrath for what he once said, Gawker was facing a gigantic backlash over a since-pulled story about a Conde Nast executive who allegedly was involved with a male escort. “Gawker was facing a catastrophic ‘meltdown,’ huge public backlash, and losing advertisers because of its sordid post allegedly ‘outing’ a corporate executive,” states the plaintiff’s court papers. “This public relations nightmare, the fallout from which essentially cemented Mr. 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. Bollea would destroy Gawker and its way of doing business, Gawker Defendants had very few options remaining to save their way of life.” Hogan’s lawyers don’t like the way that Denton’s team has conducted a PR campaign outside of court. Buff up the acrylics, flick on the ceramic straighteners and set the chemically whitened teeth to stun – it’s time for another season of The Bachelor, the trashy reality TV show that takes the “not” out of “make love not war”.

National Enquirer declined to say where they got the Hogan quotes. “If Gawker, Nick Denton or related parties were in any way involved in the leaking of this information in violation of a court order, Mr. The Hogan camp is using its new motion to permit discovery to rebut the First Amendment arguments and doing it in a way that connects Gawker’s recent controversial story. Bollea will seek the maximum possible civil and criminal penalties available by law, which could include imprisonment and/or a dispositive finding of liability and proceeding with a trial on damages only against the Gawker Defendants,” their statement read.

They have to be true and interesting.” Hogan’s lawyers call this new standard “misguided” and further state, “The law is not how Denton describes it… To the contrary — and rather ironically given Denton’s recent efforts to self-anoint himself as ‘this generation’s Larry Flynt’ — the Eleventh Circuit laid out a much different ‘newsworthiness’ standard in a ruling against Larry Flynt himself when Hustler published unauthorized nude photographs of a public figure.” The topic at hand, though, is how the “N-word” stories came to be, and so Hogan wants to inspect computers, smart phones and other tech equipment from Gawker. He’s tall, has designer stubble and a half-buzz, half-floppy haircut, and thanks to some gratuitous shower scenes in which the camera caresses his figure like I caress a bucket of the Colonel’s finest, we know he has washboard abs.

According to Hogan’s emergency motion, “Such penalties should include, without limitation as is appropriate, incarceration, the striking of Gawker Defendants‘ pleadings, the entry of a judgment as to liability against Gawker Defendants, a civil fine for contempt to include restitution for all damages caused to Mr. He’s being portrayed as the ultimate family man in waiting, the kind of guy who will roast you a lamb over a fire he’s built himself (shirtless of course), bathe and put the kids to bed, listen intently and sympathetically as you discuss your day, then pleasure you senselessly deep into the night. When he finally fronts at “The Mansion”, the mysterious Sydney harbour-front property that is probably three-quarters responsible for the city’s housing price woes, he’s kitted up in full James Bond regalia and looking nervous. Sam even asks Osher to be his wingman, and the giggles and intense looks the pair give each other makes you wonder if they shouldn’t just call off the 19 girls now. I know we’re all trying to escape the memory of our tendril hell in 1990s formal photos, but really, how long must we all suffer under the oppressive rule of hair extensions and curling tongs?

Striking Snezana instructs him how to say her name using a cheese meme (ensuring her nickname is forever Parmigiana); Joni has a great dress but Joan Collins circa Dynasty hair; and Rachel shows her breath control by presenting Sam with a suspiciously-phallic balloon rose. Madeleine is Jessica Rabbit with very nice cupcakes; Krystal shows foresight in bringing not only a couple of beers, but a bottle opener (now that’s planning); Emily is so stunning Sam cannot resist staring at her breasts at least four times (then claims they had “an immediate connection”, snigger) and Zilda looks like an alien space lizard wearing a human skin suit. In Anal Glands’ defence, the Bach did ask her about her job, and her Yorkshire accent actually made the act of expressing fluid from the congested rectal organs of a canine almost charming. Immediately Zilda pivots her disguised lizard head in the direction of the prized flower, no doubt pondering how she could lure her competitors to the powder room and swallow them whole.

There were some fun moments during the 43-hour cocktail party, such as Parmigiana revealing she has a daughter, Tessa deciding her flannelette and Timberlands were a far comfier option than heels and Spanx, and Sarah giving Sam a salute to the sun right there on the grass and winning herself a red rose for the effort. Sandra also did more to un-endear her to viewers by launching a one-woman gang war against Rashael, a woman so gentle she would lose an arm wrestle to a newborn kitten. Eventually it was time for the Rose Ceremony, that time honoured tradition in which a woman hopes a man will hand her the sex organ of a plant to show their four-minute conversation made her worthy of his ongoing attention. The other one to miss out was our lady lizard Zilda who, despite her best efforts and incredible cleavage, failed to convince Sam she was in fact human.

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