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Hulk Hogan Scores $25 Million in Punitive Damages

3/21/2016 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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321_hulk_hogan_gettyHulk Hogan just scored $25 million in punitive damages in his sex tape lawsuit, bringing his total haul to $140 million. 

A jury just awarded the famed wrestler the punitive award, with this breakdown. Gawker Media must pay $15 mil, site owner Nick Denton is on the hook for $10 mil, and A.J. Daulerio, the Editor responsible for posting the tape, must pay $100,000.

As we reported, the jury awarded Hulk $115 million Friday for actual damages.

Gawker just issued a statement saying it is confident the verdict will be overturned on appeal. The site maintains it has a right to post the tape because it was newsworthy and therefore protected by the First Amendment. 

Gawker also believes the judge erred by not allowing critical evidence and testimony in the trial ... notably the testimony of Bubba Clem, who claims Hulk knew he was making a sex tape.

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