Gawker‘s Union released a statement Thursday afternoon calling for Peter Thiel to reveal all of his “secret lawsuits.”
The statement comes in response to the news that Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, has been funding Hulk Hogan‘s lawsuit against the media outlet.
According to a release, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), the labor union representing Gawker Media’s editorial staff, has issued the following statement:
“Peter Thiel has all but confessed that his primary objective is Gawker’s demise. Plutocrats already have outsized power in this country, and we cannot allow them to use their vast fortunes to silence media companies. We cannot let Peter Thiel heedlessly destroy one of the most original, intrepid digital media companies in modern journalism – regardless of whether or not we like everything that gets published there. It is imperative that the public know the extent of his efforts to silence the press. We call upon Peter Thiel to reveal all of the lawsuits he has funded.”