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Tuesday
Oct162012

Hulk Hogan Sues Gawker, Friend over Sex Tape

Ray Tamarra/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY, Fla.) -- Hulk Hogan has sued the gossip website Gawker for $100 million for posting clips of a highly-publicized sex tape featuring the pro wrestling legend and the ex-wife of a close friend.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the 59-year-old Hulkster filed two lawsuits on Monday: a federal complaint against Gawker, and a Florida state court lawsuit seeking more than $15,000 against his possibly former pal, a DJ known as Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, and Clem's ex-wife.

Hogan, whose birth name is Terry Bollea, has said he had consensual sex with Heather Clem six years ago, but did not know he was being recorded.

The tape was made around the time Hogan's marriage to his first wife, Linda Hogan, was crumbling.

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Wednesday
Oct102012

Hulk Hogan Says Sex Tape Has Turned His Life 'Upside Down'

Ray Tamarra/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- WWE star Hulk Hogan may not be happy about the recent release of an old sex tape, but the 59-year-old told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the Today show Tuesday that he takes full responsibility for his actions. 

The tape was reportedly secretly recorded around the time his marriage to Linda Hogan was coming to an end. 

"First off, I had no idea there was a camera in the room.  It was at a very, very low point," Hogan said. 

He added, "I'm not making excuses.  I'm accountable.  I was the guy.  I was there.  I made the choice."

Hogan further explained, "It was at a really low point in my life when I was in a previous marriage when things were bottomed out completely.  I was with some friends and I made a wrong choice.  And now, all of a sudden, it surfaces over six years later, and it's just appalling.  It's totally flipped my new life…upside down."

The tape was leaked online last week and shows Hogan having sex with a woman he has identified in interviews as Heather Clem. 

Hogan and his wife Linda divorced in 2009 after 24 years of marriage.  He got remarried in December 2010 to Jennifer McDaniel.

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