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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
breaking news

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.


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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This **** stinks. Hulk lost a lot of points with me on this ****. So, your former "best friend" didn't leak the video to which he "surreptiously" tapep of you and can be heard speaking in the background? Yeah, ok Hulk.

694 days ago


I hope Hulk ends up owning Gawker.

694 days ago


They probably settled for pocket change since this has been such good publicity for both, which was likely the whole purpose behind it.

694 days ago

Bob Dalzell    

What a hoax. These two guys will do anything it takes to stay relevant. Unfortunately, one of them never WAS relevant, and peddling action dolls may be all that's left for the other. They're kind of like living cartoons.

694 days ago


Settles = he got nothing but a phony apology....

694 days ago

Don Martin    

After reviewing the videotape evidence Monday. Los Angeles Police Detectives took Hogan into custody and charged him with, "Assault with a DEAD Weapon."

694 days ago


I believe Hulk and Bubba both put this tape out. The fact that Bubba is screwing over his ex wife and leaving her out there in the lawsuit is disgusting. I think Bubba and Hulk will split the proceeds. Hulk is probably desperate for money after he had to give Linda 70% of his money I believe. She probably had something on him. The whole Hogan family and Bubba are TRASH.

694 days ago

Jeff Hornback    

I just know that the next tape will have to be Heather & Tony Stewart...

688 days ago
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