The unprecedented Hulk Hogan‘s case against Gawker continues into the end of its second week as both sides are expected to deliver closing arguments. The jury was sent home early on Thursday so both sides could review exhibits. In a deposition shown to the court on Thursday, Hulk Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, revealed that Bubba “The Love Sponge” Clem told him who was responsible for the camera that made the sex tape of Hogan and Clem’s wife. Hogan’s story goes against what Cole said in her own deposition, which the court viewed on Wednesday. Cole claimed that Clem put her up to having sex with the former wrestling champion.
Hogan sued the website in 2012 after it published parts of a video that showed him having sex with the wife of radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. The video was recorded in 2006 and according to Hogan, it was recorded without his knowledge. Hogan’s lawsuit seeks $100 million in damages for invasion of privacy.
Gawker is waging a First Amendment defense, claiming that because Hogan discussed his sex life publically he made the sex tape fair game for publishing.
Here is the live stream from Day 10 of the trial which started again Friday morning.
[screengrab via Channel 8]
Ronn Blitzer also contributed to this report.