Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker Media Case To Be Turned Into A Film Or Limited Series

Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker Media could be headed to the big screen.

Gawker, the online media company that is no longer functioning is reportedly going to be a part of either a film or limited series involving themselves and a man who they had a drawn-out lawsuit with; WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan. In 2012, Gawker media posted a clip of Hulk Hogan and the wife of radio personality, Bubba the Love Sponge, performing sexual activities. Hogan would then forward a cease and desist over to the company to take the video down but they refused to do so. This eventually led to Hogan filing a lawsuit against Gawker Media and asking for $100 million in damages for violating his privacy.

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In March of 2016, Hogan was granted $115 million from the jury in damages from Gawker. Just a few days later, Hogan was awarded another $15 million in punitive damages, plus an additional $10 million from Gawker founder Nick Denton. The company attempted to appeal the verdict, but that did not fare well as they ended up agreeing to pay Hogan $31 million and dropped the appeal. 

According to Deadline.com, the entire situation involving Hulk Hogan and Gawker is going to be converted into a film or limited series. David A. Neuman’s 'Blackrock Productions' have acquired the rights to develop and produce the published book "Conspiracy – Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker and the Anatomy of Intrigue" into an on-screen piece. The book details the legal battle between Gawker, Gawker founder Nick Denton, Hulk Hogan, and billionaire entrepreneur Peter Theil who backed Hogan financially during the lawsuit.

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