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Gawker's founder ordered to pay $10 million of his own money in the Hulk Hogan case

March 21, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Salt, meet wound.

Gawker founder Nick Denton and former editor A.J. Daulerio may have to pay Hulk Hogan directly from their own pockets after a Florida jury on Monday awarded more than $25 million in punitive damages to the wrestler.

The jury ordered Gawker to pay $15 million, Denton to pay $10 million and Daulerio to pay $100,000.

The damages come as an additional penalty on top of the $115 million that Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, won last week against Gawker for the publication of a sex tape that captured and intimate moment with a friend’s then-wife.

Punitive damages are meant to deter people from repeating their offenses. Denton and Daulerio may avoid having to pony up the dough depending on the company’s appeal of the jury’s decision, which could also mean they don’t have to pay up just yet. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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