The $100 million lawsuit was initiated by Hogan after The Gawker posted a one minute clip of Hogan engaging in sexual relations with Heather Clem the ex-wife of former Hogan friend Bubba the Love Sponge. The lawsuit also names Clem as a defendant and Hogan is hoping to garner a judgement against her for an estimated $15,000 for her part in "tricking" Hogan into making the tape and holding her culpable for making the tape public.
Federal judge James Whittmore, who twice rejected the Hogan suit, said Hogan was "unlikely to prevail in the case "based on the merit of his claims" meaning the judge felt Hogan was aware of the presence of the tape and knew there was a possibility it would become public.
The Gawker has sought to have the case dismissed because it lacks credibility according to Gawker attorneys. While Hogan dropped the case on a Federal level and had it moved to state court Gawker attorneys were able to have to case returned to Federal court and it is expected to be dismissed again.
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