Media companies requesting Hogan’s court records to be unsealed
The Associated Press is reporting that a group of media outlets is asking a Florida judge to make records in the Hulk Hogan sex video case public, something which would be worst case scenario for Hogan. The AP is one of the companies requesting these records. The judge presiding the case has sealed all records which were part of an investigation carried out by the FBI. The audio tape released in June which had several racist rants from Hogan was supposed to be sealed however someone leaked it to The National Enquirer which resulted in Hogan losing his WWE job and his career wiped from the WWE. Hogan has since been on damage control. “It’s highly unusual for this much secrecy to surround a civil proceeding,” said Charles Tobin, a lawyer for Holland and Knight who is representing the media companies. “Ordinarily, whether it’s a celebrity or an average citizen, once you ask the court to help solve a dispute you open the proceedings up to public review. What’s going on in Hulk Hogan’s case certainly is not the norm when it comes to public transparency of the courts.” The trial is scheduled for March 2016 in Pinellas County Court in St. Petersburg, Florida.