Hulk Hogan Scores Victory Against Gawker as Judge Seals Documents in Sex Tape Lawsuit

Judge Pamela Campbell rules that over a dozen court filings will remain closed to the public in order to protect wrestler’s right to privacy

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Hulk Hogan scored an important victory in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker on Thursday after a Judge ruled to keep over a dozen documents produced by Gawker Media sealed.

Judge Pamela Campbell sealed 15 separate documents in order to protect the former WWE star’s right to privacy.

The documents will remain confidential, but general descriptions from the court describe the sealed documents as records of legal back-and-forth between Hogan and Gawker between May, 2014 and August, 2015.

Gawker lawyer Seth Berlin responded to the sealing of documents, calling it unfortunate and arguing that the legal process should made public.

Other media organizations had lobbied for the documents to be made public, including First Look Media, the Tampa Bay Times and The Associated Press. The Judge still decided to seal the documents.

The Gawker/Hogan case is expected to go to trial in March, 2016.