Hulk Hogan Speaks Out After Winning $140M in Lawsuit
Hulk Hogan and attorney David Houston sat down with Diana Falzone after a Florida jury awarded Hogan $140 million in his lawsuit against Gawker Media, CEO Nick Denton and ex-editor A.J. Daulerio.
Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, sued after the Gawker website posted a video of him having sex with his friend’s wife.
He said the lawsuit wasn't about money, but making sure that people knew the truth that he was unaware he was being filmed. He added that he wants to ensure that this never happens to anyone else.
"I knew that if I had done something to settle, I would be unhappy," Hogan said. "Because I knew what the truth was and I knew how it devastated me and it still makes me cower and not be the Hulk Hogan I used to be."
Hogan, who allegedly used racial slurs in the leaked sex tape, hopes that his victory in the courtroom and his sincere apologies will help restore his public image.
"I am not a racist," Hogan said. "That's not, you know, who I am."
Houston said they're not concerned about a possible appeal, because they proved what they alleged in their lawsuit.
"That's what lawsuits are about," Houston said. "[Denton] may think whatever he wants to imagine in order to spew, but the fact is, we proved our lawsuit."