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Figure Four Weekly (11/23/15): Lots of Updates in Hulk Hogan-Gawker case


This Week In Hulkamania

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by David Bixenspan (@davidbix)

It's been an interesting few weeks in the world of Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the FBI.

In Gawker's action against the FBI, Gawker had been seeking to have various names redacted in the documents that the FBI had provided to them about their investigation into the attempt to extort him via the sex videos of him with Heather Cole. Federal judge Susan C. Bucklew has ruled that the following parties shall have their names restored in new copies of the FBI file to be sent to Gawker: Keith Davidson (the sex tape broker), Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, Bubba Clem's attorney Stephen Diaco, Heather Clem's attorneys Barry A. Cohen, Michael W. Gaines, and The Cohen Law Group, FBI Agent Jason Shearn, AUSA Sara Sweeney, AUSA Robert Mosakowski, Harvey Levin (TMZ), Mike Walters (TMZ), Howard Stern, Kristy "K.C." Rosser (business manager for Hogan's attorney David Houston), and nicknames for Terry Bollea/Hulk Hogan including "Hootie." Hogan's immediate family will continue to have their names redacted. Even though there are literally references like "Bollea's daughter, [REDACTED]" that can only refer to one person, the court ruled that his kids, wife, and ex-wife still have legitimate privacy interests that shouldn't be violated.

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