Jury selection has started in the first celebrity sex tape case to ever go to trial
Hulk Hogan’s $100 million sex tape suit against Gawker Media begins
Hulk Hogan, known to his fans as the The Super Destroyer, to his Japanese fans as ‘‘Ichiban’’ (“Number One”) and to legal documents as Terry Bollea, appeared in court on Tuesday ready for a fight.
The 62-year-old former professional wrestler entered the St. Petersburg, Fla., Pinellas County courtroom clad in all black, the Associated Press reported, with a cross necklace and bandana. He didn’t make any statements, but his confidence was already apparent from a tweet to his 1.4 million followers earlier that day.
‘‘Time for the real main event!’’ Hogan wrote. ‘‘’I AM’ going to slam another Giant! Hogan vrs. Gawker! Watcha Gonna Do Gawker? Only Justice Brother HH.’’
So began jury selection for the first celebrity sex tape case to ever go to trial.
The match-up, as they say, is formidable. In one corner of the ring, there is the famous Hogan, a six-time WWE heavyweight champion.
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