Friday, 02 November 2012 15:02
Gawker.com filed a response to Hulk Hogan's $100 million lawsuit against them to attempt to get the case thrown out, saying that they did no damage to Hogan's reputation by putting up the sex tape of him.
They claim Hogan had already admitted being an adulterer in his autobiography so a video of him having sex couldn't have hurt his reputation any worse. TMZ noted Gawker claimed they shouldn't be on the financial hook for invasion of privacy because they didn't record the tape and only distributed a small amount of footage, saying it was newsworthy since Hogan is a well known celebrity.
They also asked for journalistic shield laws to be used to prevent them from having to reveal the source of who gave them the footage.