Hulk Hogan Body-Slams worthless rag Gawker
The Florida jury that awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million last week was given a measure about the depth of the defendants’ pockets.
When those six jurors returned to a St. Petersburg, Florida, courtroom on Monday afternoon for the punitive damages phase of Hogan’s invasion of privacy trial, they were asked to consider the net worth of Gawker Media, its founder Nick Denton and former editor A.J. Daulerio.
For the company, that’s $83 million, and for Denton, the figure is $121 million, Judge Pamela Campbell told the jurors. Daulerio was determined to have no assets, but did have $27,000 in student loans.
The jury of four women and two men determined on Friday that Gawker Media should pay Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, $115 million for violating his privacy by publishing excerpts from his sex tape in 2012.
Hogan sued Gawker Media, Denton and Daulerio. Attorneys for the former professional wrestler argued that he suffered as a result of Gawker’s post.