In case you hadn’t heard, Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million because he says they leaked his sex tape to the world (he wanted to sue us and all), and it’s now been determined that the sex tape itself is going to be shown in full during the hearing, and the jury have no choice but to watch.
From Radar Online:
According to a written ruling by Florida Circuit Court Judge Pamela Campbell obtained by Radar, “When the video is played for the jury at trial, the monitors shall be turned in such a way so that only the jury, the parties, their trial counsel, and court personnel may see the video.”
However, the judge wrote, “The public and press shall not be excluded from the courtroom when the video is played, and the pooled camera shall not be turned off during such time.
Yikes. No idea why it’s in any way necessary to have the jury watch Hulk Hogan and his dangly old man balls drill some chick while dropping a bunch of N-bombs and homophobic slurs, but I guess you need to violate the guy’s privacy one more time just to be sure that his privacy was violated? I suppose it is the main piece of evidence in this case, but still – poor jury. Maybe they’ll have a whip-round themselves for the $100 mill just so they don’t have to watch it.
Sooner this is all over the better for Hogan though – he’s got some serious training to do if he’s going to be ready for Wrestlemania 32.