As noted, Hulk Hogan sued Gawker after they released sex tapes that included himself and Bubba The Love Sponge’s then-wife Heather Clem. The case went to trial, and the jury awarded Hogan $115 million in damages.
On those tapes, Hogan can be heard using racist comments, which led to WWE firing Hogan. All mention of Hogan were removed from WWE.com and the WWE Network when he was released.
Audio from the tapes has been released.
“So it gets to the point where…I dunno if Brooke was f–king the black guy’s son, or they’ve been hanging out. I caught them holding hands together on the tour,” Hogan said. “They were getting close to kind of [inaudible] the f–king [inaudible]. I’m not a double standard type of guy. I’m a racist to a point, y’know, f–king n–ers, but then, when it comes to nice people and [redacted].”
He later said, “If we’re gonna f–k with n—ers, let’s get a rich one!”
You can listen to the audio here.