Linda Hogan is firing back at the Hulkster ... claiming her ex-husband was lying through his over-bleached mustache when he accused her of abusing him during their marriage.
Linda is pissed over the statements Hulk made to Howard Stern this morning ... when he claimed he was the victim of verbal and mental abuse by his former spouse ... and that's why he decided to bang Bubba the Love Sponge's estranged wife.
Now, Linda is calling BS ... telling TMZ, "Unbelievable -- I never abused Hulk Hogan."
Linda also unleashed her lawyer, Raymond Rafool, who adds, "Hulk Hogan’s the-devil-made-me-do -it (or in his case my ex-wife Linda-made-me-do-it) is just a pitiful excuse for a grown man to avoid taking responsibility for his own mishaps and actions."
Rafool adds, "It is a shame that Hulk Hogan tries to deflect his immorality with false allegations that Linda verbally and emotionally abused him. Linda Hogan never abused Hulk Hogan – verbally, mentally or otherwise."
Yes, I Banged Bubba's Wife
10/9/2012 6:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan just appeared on the Howard Stern show ... and admitted the woman in his sex tape is the estranged wife of his best friend, Bubba the Love Sponge ... who gave Hulk his blessing to nail her.
Hulk spilled his guts to Stern ... saying Bubba -- a nationally syndicated radio DJ -- allowed Hogan to have sex with Heather Clem six years ago.
During the interview, Hogan says he was still married to Linda at the time of the sex tape ... but says she drove him to have sex outside the marriage because she was so verbally and emotionally abusive to him.
Hulk also admitted his performance wasn't exactly tip top.
Hogan says he's working with officials to find out who released the tape ... because he swears he didn't know he was being recorded ... and vows to press charges against the perpetrator.
for Sex Tape
10/6/2012 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A porn company DESPERATELY wants to put Hulk Hogan's sex tape on their site ... so much so that they are offering him an "open checkbook" and gratuitously stroking his ego at the same time.
TMZ has obtained an offer letter from Sex.com to Hulk ... and they're looking to lock up the rights to his sex tape, which made the rounds on the internet this week without Hulk's permission.
In the letter, Sex.com says they can help Hogan with his leaked situation and, of course, they're are asking to release the tape on their site.
The letter states, "While this may be an embarrassing ordeal for you to go through right now, it doesn't need to be ... you are 'bigger' than Andre the Giant where it matters."
The site says they have an "open checkbook" if Hulk is interested in signing a deal.
We reached out to Hogan for his response -- but so far, no word back.
Threatening LAWSUIT Over
Leaked Sex Tape Footage
10/5/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan's leaked sex tape did NOT catch the wrestler with his pants down -- at least figuratively -- because TMZ has learned, he's already got his lawyers on the counter-attack, threatening to SUE if the tape isn't taken off the Internet.
Gawker posted a minute-long clip of the sex tape on its website yesterday -- but sources close to Hogan tell TMZ, it won't be up for long ... because Hogan's currently drafting a nasty cease-and-desist letter to the website, demanding the footage be taken down.
Hogan's claiming the site has no right to post the footage -- and if it doesn't remove it, he'll sue.
Hulk's lawyer David R. Houston tells TMZ, "This tape was made secretly without Hulk's knowledge or permission. We are going to do everything in our power to figure out who did it. Anyone displaying the tape will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law."
As we first reported ... the Hogan tape was being shopped around to the highest bidder beginning earlier this year. Screen grabs hit the Internet in April, but video only surfaced yesterday.
Gawker says it obtained the tape from an anonymous source -- who gave the footage to the site for free.
As soon as news broke about the tape, Hogan immediately vowed to sue ANYONE who published it. Hulk's word is his bond.
Take My Naked Ass
Off the Internet!!!
4/26/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan is freaking OUT over screengrabs of his alleged sex tape that have leaked onto the Internet -- and now, the wrestling legend's taking legal action ... sending in his lawyer to clean up the XXX mess.
The black-and-white pics -- which appear to show a naked Hulk doing the nasty with an unidentified female -- surfaced on TheDirty.com last week ... and more pics followed.
But Hulk isn't taking the affront on his knees -- unlike a certain unidentified female -- in fact, his lawyer just fired off a cease and desist letter to TheDirty.com editor Nik Richie, demanding Nik take down the pics forthwith ... or face a lawsuit.
The lawyer writes, "As you know, should a sex tape or photographs of Mr. Bollea exist, they were taken without his consent and therefore the same would constitute a felony in the State of Florida."
We're told Nik and TheDirty.com have no plans to remove the pictures in question. Stay tuned ...
I Want to See Hulk's Sex Tape!
3/12/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Count Linda Hogan among those who want to see Hulk Hogan's sex tape -- but get your mind out of the gutter ... it's because she thinks it will help her defense in Hulk's lawsuit against her.
As TMZ first reported, a sex tape featuring the wrestling legend is being shopped to Vivid Entertainment ... a tape Hogan says was made without his knowledge.
Sources close to Linda tell TMZ she'd like to get a look at the tape because she feels it could be a key piece of evidence in Hulk's defamation lawsuit against Linda. Hulk sued Linda last year ... claiming she was lying when, in her book, she alleged Hulk was abusive and cheated on her.
We're told Linda would like to figure out when the tape was made because it could help her prove Hulk was a cheater. According to our sources, if Linda can figure out who has the tape, she'll attempt to subpoena them for her case.
Hulk told TMZ this week he has been faithful to his current wife Jennifer, so the tape is at least five years old.
Porn King to Hulk:
There's a HUGE Appetite
For Your Sex Tape
3/8/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The kingpin of porn has reached out to Hulk Hogan in an effort to entice him to change his mind about the sex tape that has surfaced featuring the famous wrestler.
Steven Hirsch from Vivid Entertainment has sent Hulk a letter, which touts his company's stable of stars who include Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Tommy Lee and Jimi Hendrix.
After we broke the story that Hulk is front and center in a videotaped sexual encounter with a mystery brunette, he was adamant that he had no idea he was being taped and he would go after the people behind the tape both civilly and criminally.
Hirsch tells Hulk in the letter ... he admires what Hulk has accomplished and then says he saw a "teaser" of the tape and believes there would be a "huge demand."
Huge or not ... Hulk and his lawyer could not have been clearer on TMZ Live yesterday ... they don't want that tape to see the light of day.
I Have NO IDEA Who
My Sex Tape Partner Is
3/7/2012 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan just can't seem to identify his female co-star in the sex tape that just surfaced -- telling TMZ, he banged so many chicks after he left his ex-wife ... the woman could be one of MANY possible conquests.
Hulk called in to TMZ Live moments ago ... claiming he went on a 4-month alcohol-fueled lady-screwing bender between the time when he left his ex-wife Linda ... and met his current wife Jennifer.
Hulk tells us, "During that time, I don't even remember people's names, much less girls."
Hulk says he hasn't had sex with another woman since meeting Jennifer 5 years ago -- so the tape has to be at least 5 years old.
Hulk still has no idea who's selling the tape or how that person acquired it -- but Hulk's lawyer says, "If anyone goes forward with this thing, we're gonna find 'em and we're gonna prosecute."
Sex Tape Being Shopped
3/7/2012 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A sex tape featuring legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan has surfaced -- and TMZ has learned, it's currently being shopped to a major porn studio.
We've seen a portion of the grainy footage -- featuring Hulk getting undressed and a naked, unidentified brunette lying on a bed. The woman is NOT his ex-wife Linda or his current wife Jennifer McDaniel.
In the clip, Hulk pulls his shirt off and brags to his companion, "I started to work out again." Hulk then runs his hands through his blonde hair like he always does.
The best part ... Hulk's thong-shaped tan line.
It's unclear when the tape was shot -- but Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ, he was approached with the tape very recently by a third party.
So far, no word on whether Hirsch or anyone else has made an offer to buy the tape.
Hulk did not have an immediate comment.
Hulk says the tape was "secretly filmed" without his permission -- and now his lawyer's on the rampage ... claiming, "We will take all necessary steps to enforce both civil and criminal liability.”