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More On The Hulk Hogan – Gawker Lawsuit

The Hulk Hogan – Gawker lawsuit stems from Gawker.com posting clips of a stolen sex tape featuring Hogan in October of 2012. Hogan’s attorney, David Houston, as well as Gawker’s attorney, Michael Berry, commented on the case when speaking with FOX411.

Houston:

We are exceptionally pleased with the court’s rulings in our favor, and it will be our goal to have the court-appointed expert begin their search as soon as possible. We will comb through Gawker’s records looking for information that may substantiate our concern as to whether or not Gawker or an associate is responsible for the dissemination of otherwise court protected information. If we are able to find that information we will seek the most severe sanctions possible.

Berry:

The Judge’s order is literally unprecedented.  It has no basis in law or fact.  We intend to appeal. This order should send a shiver down the spine of all media companies and anyone who believes in the free press. It says that a court can confiscate all data in a media companies’ computer system based on nothing more than a baseless hunch and accusation. It then gives a litigant all reporters’ and editors data that mentions his name and a long list of other names. This order is an affront to the First Amendment.

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  • Chisox4ever

    That is how just about all warrants are granted, the difference here is where the allegations are coming from. If I’m not mistaken the only people who had those tapes where Gawker, the FBI and the person who recorded them. Of the people who had the full tapes only Gawker had a motive to release other parts of the tape.

  • D2K

    Hogan’s “First Amendment Rights” were violated when he was terminated and excommunicated from WWE on what he allegedly said on these tapes. He wasn’t even an employee of WWE at the time. Of course, WWE doesn’t care about the fact that Hogan committed adultery by porking his friend’s wife on camera, but use the “N” word and that equals total erasure.

    This whole situation is loaded with contradiction and foolishness.

  • The Killswitch

    I’m actually a bit surprised as well to hear that a judge can grant a warrant to search one’s property based on allegations. I’ll be interested to know how this develops.