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Privacy versus speech in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial

Privacy versus speech in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial

What's newsworthy?

That's the legal question at the heart of the Bollea vs. Gawker Media trial in St. Petersburg, Fla., which revolves around a videotape showing the wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry G. Bollea, having sex with the wife of a friend. Apparently, the friend, radio host Bubba “the Love Sponge” Clem, took the video without Bollea's consent or knowledge. It's all terribly salacious and, for many, terribly amusing; though Bollea obviously isn't laughing along.

After the online news and gossip site Gawker posted an edited version of the sex tape, Bollea sued Gawker, its founder Nick Denton and its former editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio for...

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