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  • Peter Thiel’s moral sleight of hand

    Peter Thiel’s moral sleight of hand

    Earlier today, we started seeing rumblings about a New York Times op-ed from famed entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel — an op-ed where he’d lay out the case against Gawker. Thiel, of course, quietly poured $10 million into the lawsuit by Terry Bollea, a.k.a. Hulk Hogan, which bankrupted Gawker Media. Thiel’s financial involvement wasn’t revealed until after… Read More

  • Gawker files for bankruptcy

    Gawker files for bankruptcy

    Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy today, according to documents filed in a Southern District of New York court. The filing comes as Gawker’s legal battle with the wrestler Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) drags on. Hogan sued Gawker after the site published a clip of his sex tape and a blog post analyzing it; his lawsuit, as well as others against Gawker, have been funded by… Read More

  • Gawker CEO Nick Denton goes after thin-skinned Silicon Valley billionaires

    Gawker CEO Nick Denton goes after thin-skinned Silicon Valley billionaires

    Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton joined Kara Swisher on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference next to an empty chair — reserved for Peter Thiel, who is involved in a lawsuit against Gawker and did not attend the conference. The conversation centered around Gawker’s decision to publish a story that noted that Thiel was gay — among other controversial stories that the… Read More

  • Gawker’s Nick Denton to billionaire Peter Thiel: Let’s take it outside (of court)

    Gawker’s Nick Denton to billionaire Peter Thiel: Let’s take it outside (of court)

    Tech investor, billionaire and Donald Trump-backer Peter Thiel has been locked in a legal battle by proxy with Gawker Media that amounts to a First Amendment test which could potentially put Gawker out of business. The media company that consistently challenges and pokes at the powers that be in technology and venture capital has, according to The Wall Street Journal, “hired an… Read More

  • Jury awards Hulk Hogan $115M in sex tape lawsuit against Gawker

    Jury awards Hulk Hogan $115M in sex tape lawsuit against Gawker

    A Florida jury sided today with wrestling star Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) in his lawsuit against Gawker. Hogan was awarded $115 million — $55 million for economic injuries and $60 million for emotional distress. That’s even more than the $100 million that Hogan was seeking, and the jury’s scheduled to return Monday to deal with punitive damages on top of… Read More

  • Video: The So-Called Greatest Wrestler Of All Time, Hulk Hogan, Plays Def Jam Rapstar

    I’m only posting this video here to dispute the opening line, that Hulk Hogan is the greatest wrestler of all time. Come on, really? I may have been born at night but not last night. Read More

  • Hulk Hogan gets his own show on Sirius XM, brother

    Whatcha gonna do, brother, when you sign a one-year contract with TNA Wrestling, but still want to keep your name in the news? You get a radio show on Sirius XM, of course, dude. That’s right: starting this Monday, you, me, and anyone else with Sirius XM will be able to hear Hulk Hogan—wait, wait, Terry (I forgot, I’m shooting just like they do in TNA)—at 7pm ET on… Read More