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Hulk Hogan

Settles Sex Tape Suit

with Bubba the Love Sponge

10/29/2012 5:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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2:00 PM PT --
Bubba played the apology after coming back from a commercial break ... and the audio was sped up and hard to listen to ... just like a legal notice at the end of a car commercial.

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Hulk Hogan
has settled his lawsuit against his ex-BFF, Bubba the Love Sponge, over the sex tape scandal ... but he is pressing on with his lawsuits against Bubba's ex-wife and Gawker Media.

Financial terms of the settlement were not released, but clearly a public mea culpa from Bubba, real name Todd Alan Clem, was part of the deal.

Bubba released an apology letter today ... saying he now believes Hulk had no idea he was being recorded and that Hulk did not play a part in releasing the tape.

Bubba continues ... "It is my belief that Hulk is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video’s release in any way."

Bubba closed the letter by saying he is "committed to helping Hulk and his attorneys find whoever is responsible for the release of the tape."

Hulk is continuing forward with his $100 million lawsuit against Gawker for publishing the tape. He is also seeking damages from Bubba's ex-wife ... the sex tape co-star, Heather Clem.

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16.

Miss Greta    

Gross... ew, just gross!

633 days ago
17.

the_truth_hurts    

the payoff shows TMZ is right about many more men on tape screwing his wife, Bubba is into men doing his wife ...what a homo

633 days ago
18.

northern gypsy    

something about this whole story stinks !!! doesn't matter how you slice or dice this H.H. needs to step away from the spot light...it's over for him !!!

633 days ago
19.

BW    

Bubba let hulk do him from the back and everything will be ok. Thanks for taking it up the butole bubba.

633 days ago
20.

3Storms    

If you have a best friend named "Bubba the love sponge," you deserve to get back-stabbed

633 days ago
21.

c    

And Hulk Holgan is actually buying this garbage? Please. This fat piece of crap is such a liar. He was caught ON TAPE actually talking about how the Hulk’s sex tape will fund his retirement yet he issues some B.S. statement and Hulk is actually buying it? I’m not sure who the bigger loser is - Bubba for secretly recording his friend having sex with his wife and selling it or Hulk for being stupid enough to believe he didn’t.

633 days ago
22.

Phishie from Philly    

I forgot all about the tape until you just reminded me. Just don't post anything more. It will all be forgotten
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Phishie from Philly

633 days ago
23.

steve    

This is too fishy! They are buddies again! WHAT BS! I SMELL A RAT! HOGAN IS IN ON IT PROBABLY W/THIS FAT SLOB! FUNNY HOW THEY ARE GOING AFTER THE EX WIFE. LIKE BUBBA NEVER NOTICED ANY VIDEOS TAKEN IN THE DIVORCE OF PPL THEY FILMED? COME ON GET REAL PPL. BUBBA AND HOGAN ARE IN ON IT!

633 days ago
24.

steve    

This is too fishy! They are buddies again! WHAT BS! I SMELL A RAT! HOGAN IS IN ON IT PROBABLY W/THIS FAT SLOB! FUNNY HOW THEY ARE GOING AFTER THE EX WIFE. LIKE BUBBA NEVER NOTICED ANY VIDEOS TAKEN IN THE DIVORCE OF PPL THEY FILMED? COME ON GET REAL PPL. BUBBA AND HOGAN ARE IN ON IT!

633 days ago
25.

Bitch please    

Well duh ..... They're in on it together ..... The only person whi should feel like an idiot and not to forget a ho is his s l u t ex wife.

633 days ago
26.

woodin    

much to do about nothing other then its kept Hogans 15 mins of fame going a bit longer

633 days ago
27.

Mustard    

Tmz you have done all your readers a disservice! Stop reporting on this old non celebrity! No one cares!

633 days ago
28.

irishapeface    

i live in Tampa area and have listened to bubba for over a decade (different stations)..both Bubba and Hulks ex screwed them over during their marriage and divorce and I think this is a plot on both their parts to get revenge on BOTH of their ex's and to put them back in the spot light since Bubba has begun to lose ratings past few months and Hulk lost tons of money during the divorce and he is well beyond being able to resurrect his career. I have listened to Hulk on Bubbas show many many times, they were too close of friends to not know it was recorded and Bubba being as paranoid about privacy and safety as he was was not about to let his wife being recorded banging hulk be released...funny how it was ONLY HULK banging his wife the was released, esp if the other guy Bubba marks out to (stern) did it as well...it's all publicity stunt!!

633 days ago
29.

Swins    

This was a scam from the beginning, they tried to sell the video back in April but there were no takers, they did this to try and drum up interest for a crappy video

633 days ago
30.

Buckaroobonzai    

I said it from the beginning.... LUV spunge is a an idiot, pervert, moron, but I was always sure Clem was behind all this for several obvious reasons. Number 1 reason=she never made any public comments about any of this and hid out!

633 days ago
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