Professional wrestler reveals he found himself alone in bathroom with Gawker founder Nick Denton during court case
Hulk Hogan gave his first on-camera interview since being awarded $140 million in his sex tape trial against Gawker.
Hogan sat down with “Good Morning America’s” Linzie Janis, where he revealed that during the trial he found himself alone in a bathroom with Gawker found Nick Denton.
“My first thought was, ‘What if he just falls down and holds his neck or something?’ Who are they going to believe?” Hogan said. “My second thought was, ‘If this was Wrestlemania and he was in the ring with me, just me and him, wouldn’t that be fun?”‘
Hogan also said that he broke down in tears after the jury ruled in his favor. “I just did this crazy involuntary snort, like a 900 pound pig,” he said. “And as I tried to not snort again, just — water just came pouring out of my eyes. I just started shaking.”
Hogan was awarded $115 million after a jury found that his privacy was invaded when Gawker published a portion of a sex tape featuring himself and the then-wife of his friend, Todd “Bubba the Love Sponge” Clem.
On Monday, jurors tacked on an additional $25 million in punitive damages.
During the trial, Hogan testified that his world was turned “upside down” by the publication of the footage.
Watch Hogan’s full interview below.