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Hulk Hogan

Sues for $100 MILLION

Over Sex Tape

10/15/2012 2:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Hulk Hogan
just announced ... he's suing for more than $100 MILLION over his leaked sex tape.

Hulk's attorney spoke at a news conference in Tampa moments ago, announcing two lawsuits filed today by the wrestler -- one against Bubba the Love Sponge and his ex-wife for illicitly recording Hulk without his permission, and another against Gawker for publishing the tape.

Hulk's attorney says the wrestler is seeking $100 MILLION in damages from Gawker stemming from the leaked footage. It's unclear what he's seeking from Bubba and Bubba's ex Heather Clem.

In the suit, obtained by TMZ, Hogan claims he "had a reasonable expectation of privacy in his consensual, intimate activities in a private bedroom and reasonably believed that his privacy was safe and protected."

Hulk's attorney says Bubba and Co.'s actions were "illegal, outrageous, and exceeded the bounds of human decency."

In addition to forking over damages, Hulk's team wants Bubba, Gawker, and anyone else in possession of the sex footage to turn it over asap in order for it to be destroyed forever.

Hulk's other attorney David R. Houston also reiterated -- they will continue to go after anyone who republishes the footage with a vengeance.

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46.

LISA    

It's all starting to make sense now. Guess we didn’t give Hogan enough credit. He never actually thought he would make money from people paying to see the tape – the plan was to sue Gawker and split it with Bubba and his ex!

636 days ago
47.

bkwardstraveler    

So somebody dropped the tape before ol' Hulk could do so? BFD...the last thing I need to see in my life is Hogans ass bouncing up and down on the friends wife. Seriously, the last bastion of celebrity is always the sex tape.

The '70's called Hulk, they want you to leave.


Probably has that "chicka-wah-wah" music bed too (very 70'ish touch too).

636 days ago
48.

John Galt    

Is he going to be buried in that stupid do rag?

636 days ago
49.

IceGypsy    

Karma will always come back and bite you in the ass when you do seedy things. Hogen got his, and from the sounds of it, bubba is about to meet up with karma soon too.


As for the video, the footage is out on the net, and will always be there somewhere.

636 days ago
50.

SararDe    

How old is he? Good God, dress properly for court. He looks like a moron.

636 days ago
51.

Laura    

How many more years do we have to keep looking at Hulk Hogan looking exactly the same?--the scarf, the sunglasses, the gross mustache--enough already. And these lawyers..did they really need two lawyers at a news conference about a sex tape that nobody wanted to watch?

636 days ago
52.

Lola    

I think you can stop referring to Bubba as his best friend now.

636 days ago
53.

Badass2012    

He's just so desperate to make a few million dollars. No cares about him anymore, he's so irrelevant. And yes, he does seem to think he's bigger than he is(no pun intended).

636 days ago
54.

Lily Daisy    

I agree. He should sue. Although I ave not and will not look at the tape, the thought of this person in that kind of a tape is very unpleasant. I hope tmz will stop publishing his homely face in every news feed too.

636 days ago
55.

Mustard    

Who gives a ****? Seriously, it's hulk hogan! I wish tmz would spend more time on actual celebrities. Instead of Logan, Bynes, and Hogan we really could talk about anything else!quit complaining Hogan cause no one feels bad for you. I swear he released the tape to get himself in the news again. Get over it Hogan cause everyone else got over it five mi uses after we heard it. I blame tmz for encouraging you!

636 days ago
56.

Eric    

The real story here is what kind of sick person would actually want to view this tape.

636 days ago
57.

fargone    

Why not sue for $500 million. He won't see a penny of any of it. But he will get a bill from his lawyer to pay.

636 days ago
58.

Bitch please    

What a joke this old wrinkled douche bag is.

636 days ago
59.

Johnwolfman    

You would think with this being a "official" press release, that Hogan's attorney would have used Hulk Hogan's real name in conjunction with his professional name. Kind of like he did with Bubba the Love Sponge and his real name. Just sayin'.

636 days ago
60.

Rich     

Morally he was wrong....but to set him up for taping is just as bad.

636 days ago
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