Hulk Hogan isn’t playing around!
The former pro wrestler is suing his best friend Bubba The Love Sponge, Bubba’s ex-wife Heather Clem, and a website, Gawker, in a $100 million lawsuit, months after a sex tape involving the Hulkster and Clem was posted online.
Hogan filed two lawsuits – saying that he had consensual sex with his best friend’s wife, Heather Clem, about six years ago in Clems’ home, but he did not know he was being secretly recorded.
According to his attorney Charles Harder:
“Mr. Hogan had a reasonable expectation of his privacy, just as all Americans have a reasonable expectation of their privacy in their bedrooms.”
As reported by the Associated Press:
The video was posted on the online gossip site Gawker. Hogan is seeking $100 million in damages from the New York-based media company, which declined comment.
It’s unclear who gave the video to Gawker.
In the suit against the Clems, Hogan claimed the video caused “severe and irreparable injury which cannot be adequately compensated by monetary damages.” Hogan is seeking the rights to the video in both lawsuits.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, wore a tight black T-shirt, black pants and dark sunglasses as he stood outside of the federal court in Tampa while his attorneys spoke to the media. He did not comment.
It’s not clear whether Hogan and Bubba the Love Sponge Clem are still friends. The Clems have since divorced.
Hogan acknowledged on various TV talk shows recently that he had sex with Heather Clem while he was married to Linda Hogan. The Hogans have also divorced.
It is illegal in Florida to record someone without their permission, but legal experts say Hogan waited too long to file criminal charges.