The Hulk Hogan – Gawker lawsuit stems from Gawker.com posting clips of a stolen sex tape featuring Hogan in October of 2012. Hogan is attempting to get $100 million from the company.
Heather Dietrick, Gawker’s President, and General Counsel, stated to Capital New York that she expects to lose this case.
“It’s probably difficult to win the case entirely, outright, knowing the jury that we’re facing, but it’s possible. More likely than not, we end up with a really small judgment that we can easily carry, and we appeal that,” Dietrick said during a Gawker staff meeting held on Thursday.
Dietrick would continue, “It’s quite possible that Hogan just gets a very small judgment against us, and then we have to make the decision: do we appeal that and incur further fees to vindicate the First Amendment rights that we know we’re on the right side of, or do we simply say, OK this very small judgment is a win and makes it very difficult for Hulk Hogan, who’s spent a lot of time on pursuing this case and could walk away with something very small[, to keep the lawsuit going].”
The trial of this case will be held in March of 2016.
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