Hulk Hogan is taking Gawker back to court, this time over allegedly leaking “sealed court documents,” which included a racist rant, to the National Enquirer.
On Monday, Hogan — whose real name is Terry Bolea — filed a second lawsuit connected to his sex tape video. In March, Hogan won $140 million dollar lawsuit against the outlet for posting a sex tape of him and the wife of a friend, shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. The jury found that Gawker had invaded Hogan’s privacy.
Now he is accusing Gawker of allegedly providing documents to the National Enquirer, which then quoted and published him making racists comments, according to the New York Post.
In the new suit, Hogan says his “income was cut off, his legacy in entertainment was severely damaged (if not completely destroyed), and his global brand was forever tarnished.”
On the sex tape, the former WWE wrestler tells his friend’s wife, Heather Clem, that he’s not happy about his daughter Brooke’s black boyfriend.
“I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f–k some n—-r, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n—-r worth a hundred million dollars,” he said. “Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. F–ing n—-r,” according transcripts of the recording.
As a result of the story, Hogan’s name was removed from the WWE Hall of Fame, and he lost his job with the organization.