Nick Denton’s Gawker.com is closing after parent company Gawker Media was purchased by Univision. While fans mourn the loss of their favorite gossip site, several past victims are probably celebrating.
Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel forced Gawker into bankruptcy when he financed Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against the site because he was angry Gawker outed him as gay. Thiel is obviously happy Gawker is closing, but he’s not alone.
Tommy Craggs, former executive editor of Gawker Media, and Max Read, the ex-editor-in-chief of Gawker.com quit their jobs because of they didn't agree with the decision to remove the Conde Nast story. They probably don't like to see their former home go dark, but they can smile that they got out before the end.