Hulk Hogan has only one person to blame for what he said and no one from Gawker had any role in leaking that information.
“I understand why they are upset about the circumstances in which they find themselves, but it is not on us”, said Gawker attorney Seth Berlin.
More courtroom drama Thursday when Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, had an emergency hearing in his lawsuit against the website Gawker.
“What our motion is based on, judge, is Gawker’s inadvertent attempts…to get sealed court documents leaked into the media”, said Hogan’s attorney, Kenneth Turkel.
In the meantime, Campbell encouraged both sides to continue to try to settle the case through mediation.
It comes after the Wrestlemania contender was sensationally sacked by Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment after the release of an unauthorised sex tape which included racial slurs.
The Enquirer quoted him as saying: “I mean, I don’t have double standards”.
“I’d rather if she was going to f- some n-er, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n-er worth a hundred million dollars!”
Hogan’s lawyers cited a post by Gawker founder and CEO Nick Denton that they say implicates Gawker in the leak of the racist rant. “Long before Gawker knew about it, long before Gawker published its story…”
Hogan’s lawyer said the embattled celeb has “literally, nowhere else to go” and that the judge is “literally, his only hope for justice”.
Hogan has since apologized for the controversial audio, though he sorta screwed that one up too by retweeting a few unflattering bits of fan support.
“This is the last refuge of a desperate litigant”, said Gawker attorney Seth Berlin. There have also been several investigations into the sex tape’s production – Bollea maintains it was made illegally, and without his knowledge – widening the net of law enforcement and government officials who might have seen the recording or the transcript.