Hogan Files Lawsuit Against Talent Agent In Connection With Gawker Sex Tape Leak
The Hulk Hogan – Gawker saga continues.
Hogan sued Gawker after they released sex tapes that included himself and Bubba The Love Sponge’s then-wife Heather Clem. The case went to trial, and the jury awarded Hogan $115 million in damages in March.
Hogan was awarded an additional $25 million for punitive damages. Gawker owing Hogan $15 million, Gawker website owner Nick Denton owing $10 million, and Daulerio owing $100,000. Back in June, a judge issued a $140 million final judgment in favor of Hogan.
The New York Post has a story here about Hogan’s lawsuit against agent Tony Burton for allegedly sending his sex tape to Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio in 2012. Hogan is suing Burton as well as his firm, Don Buchwald & Associates, for conspiring to extort money from him and for leaking his racist remarks to the National Enquirer. Hogan filed the lawsuit in May, and The New York Post is reporting that Burton’s insurance company, Zurich American Insurance Company, and American Zurich Insurance Company, filed papers on Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The filing stated that the “plaintiffs have no obligation to defend” Burton and his firm, “because he violated the terms of his primary and umbrella policies and therefore doesn’t qualify for coverage.”
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