Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan has refiled his lawsuit against Gawker for posting his sex tape online without his permission. He earlier dismissed the case in federal court last month without prejudice and refiled it in Florida State court.
He is also suing his sex tape partner Heather Clem, accusing her of playing a role in the release of the tape to the media. His lawyer told TMZ that he dismissed the Gawker case in the federal court and refiled it in state court because he wants to bring both cases under the same roof, which will reduce paper work and attorney fees.
Hulk Hogan filed a $100 million lawsuit against news website Gawker last October for publishing a minute-long video clip of him in bed with Heather Clem, the ex-wife of radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge. He claimed that the tape, shot over 6 years ago, was made without his knowledge.
He also sued Bubba, accusing him of leaking the tape to the media, but the case was settled after Bubba apologized on air.
Gawker had filed a response, saying that Hulk’s reputation was already ruined before the sex tape.
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