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 company’s founder, Nick Denton, has also been ordered to pay $10 million, while former site editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio has to pay $100,000. Altogether, it’s just over another $25 million for Hogan in his sex tape case, bringing the suit’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 Hogan’s celebrity status and prior comments on his sex life, therefore making it appropriate to publish.