Hulk Hogan drops sex tape lawsuit against website
HULK Hogan has dropped a £60million lawsuit against a website that posted a sex tape starring the wrestler.
The ring veteran filed the case last year after Gawker published a one-minute 40-second clip of Hulk romping with Heather Clem – the wife of his former best friend, radio DJ Bubba The Love Sponge.
The explicit footage surfaced online in October and featured Hulk stripping off before climbing into a four-poster bed with Heather.
It was thought to be a snippet from a video up to 30 minutes long.
Hulk claimed the X-rated film was shot without his consent and took Gawker to court – but he’s now decided to quit proceedings.
He voluntarily dismissed the case “without prejudice”, according to TMZ.
That means he can file again in future if he wishes.
In October, Hulk settled a privacy wrangle with Bubba – who subsequently revoked his claim that the wrestler leaked the tape himself to get publicity via a public apology letter.
The radio DJ announced: “It is my belief that Hulk is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video's release in any way.”
He added he is now “committed to helping Hulk and his attorneys find whoever is responsible for the release of the tape”.
Hulk’s explicit extramarital antics brought shame upon his family – and he was last year reportedly fearing more sex videos could emerge.
A source told RadarOnline: “After the first video was leaked he warned Linda, Brooke and Nick that he could have been caught on camera in the past.
“The family is absolutely mortified their name has been sullied in such a tacky way. They never imagined that Hulk could drag them into such an embarrassing situation.
“Hulk’s admission has left the family praying that their reputation isn’t further muddied – last week was a week to forget for the Hogans, including Linda’s DUI arrest.
“But only time will tell if another sex tape finds it way on the internet. The family is certainly bracing for the worst."
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