HO­GAN GETS US$31M IN SEX TAPE SET­TLE­MENT

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WASH­ING­TON: For­mer pro­fes­sional wrestler Hulk Ho­gan agreed yes­ter­day to ac­cept at least US$31 mil­lion (RM130 mil­lion) from Gawker Me­dia to set­tle his law­suit over pub­li­ca­tion of a sex tape, court doc­u­ments showed. The set­tle­ment was re­vealed in court doc­u­ments in the case which drove the gos­sip-fo­cused me­dia group into bank­ruptcy. The case also di­vided me­dia and press-free­dom ad­vo­cates after it was re­vealed that Sil­i­con Val­ley bil­lion­aire Peter Thiel had funded Ho­gan’s case as part of an ef­fort to drive Gawker out of busi­ness. – AFP

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