More victory for Hulk Hogan as Gawker Media has been ordered to pay an additional $15 million to Hulk Hogan, on top of the $115 million in damages that were announced on Friday.
The companyâ€™s founder, Nick Denton, has also been ordered to pay $10 million, while former site editor-in-chiefÂ A.J. Daulerio has to pay $100,000. Altogether, itâ€™s just over another $25 million for Hogan in his sex tape case, bringing the suitâ€™s total judgement close to $140 million.
Hogan has been suing Gawker for posting a video of him having sex, claiming that its publication invaded his privacy. Gawker argued that the material was newsworthy because of Hoganâ€™s celebrity status and prior comments on his sex life, therefore making it appropriate to publish.