According to The Tampa Bay Times, the lawsuit between Hulk Hogan and Bubba the Love Sponge has been settled.
Bubba announced the settlement and apologized to Hogan and his family, stating that upon “further investigation”, Bubba learned that Hogan was not aware he was being videotaped while having sex with Bubba’s ex-wife Heather Clem.
However, while appearing on the Howard Stern Show and his own radio show, Bubba stated that all three parties involved knew “what time it was” and that Hogan was aware he was being filmed.
The following statement was issued as part of the settlement:
Re: Public Apology to Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) and Retraction of Statements
After further investigation, I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom. I am convinced he had no knowledge that he was being taped. Additionally, I am certain that he had no role in the release of the video.
It is my belief that Terry 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.
Regrettably, when Hulk filed the lawsuit against me, I instinctively went on the offensive. The things that I said about him and his children were not true. I was wrong and I am deeply sorry for my reaction, and for the additional pain that it caused Hulk and his children on top of the pain that they already were feeling from having learned that Terry was taped without his knowledge, and the public release of the video.
I am committed to helping Hulk and his attorneys find whoever is responsible for the release of the tape and holding them accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
Hogan’s lawsuits against Heather Clem and Gawker Media are continuing.