Alex Pickett reports:
Hulk Hogan and Gawker threw their first verbal punches Monday in the first day of a court cage match over the publication of a now-infamous sex tape.
A somber Hogan – whose given name is Terry Bollea – told a Florida jury of the “shame” and “humiliation” he felt when the gossip site posted an excerpt of the tape featuring the former professional wrestler and his best friend’s wife.
“It’s turned my world upside down,” he said. “I was completely humiliated.”
Read more on Courthouse News. The case has important implications for media. Gawker claims that because of Hogan’s books and public statements, the tape was of significant public concern. Will a jury agree?