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Hulk Hogan wins restraining order against Gawker



JUDGE SIDES WITH HOGAN OVER REMOVAL OF SEX TAPE
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Hulk Hogan finally scored one –
partial – victory in his lawsuit against Gawker over the publishing of his
sex tape. A judge at a hearing yesterday in a Florida state court has
granted the Hulkster’s request for a temporary restraining order against
Gawker, and now the website has to pull the video from the page as well as
hand over all versions and copies of the full-length sex tape and all
other clips, photos, and transcripts they have in possession. Hogan filed
the $100 million lawsuit in October of last year but so far has lost every
battle round in court against the website after a previous judge pointed
to the First Amendment, saying that Gawker’s publishing of the video was
“in conjunction with the news reporting function.” Initially Hogan filed a
federal lawsuit but then dropped it to re-file it in state court, with
Judge Pamela Campbell of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Pinellas County,
Florida, agreeing with the former WWE and WCW champion. The lawsuit is far
from over however at least Hogan’s bare butt will not be online anymore,
at least not on Gawker’s website.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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