UPDATED STORY | Jury awards Hulk Hogan $115 million
A 6-person jury of 2 men and 4 women are deliberating right now in the $100 Million lawsuit that wrestling star Terry Bollea [known best as Hulk Hogan] is prosecuting against Gawker Media over the publishing of a video showing him having sex with a woman in 2006.
Closing arguments concluded Friday morning after two weeks of testimony was given, and played, for the jury.
Terry Bollea told ABC Action News after the testimony wrapped up on Thursday that he felt everything was going "as expected" in the trial.
Bollea's legal counsel, David Houston, shared this statement after closing arguments today:
Also on Friday, after closing statements, Gawker Media sent ABC Action News the following statement:
Statement from Gawker Media:
As the trial concludes, we're disappointed the jury was unable to see key evidence and hear testimony from the most important witness. So it may be necessary for the appeals court to resolve this case. Hulk Hogan's best friend Bubba the Love Sponge -- who made the tape and offered up his wife in the first place -- originally told his radio listeners that Hulk Hogan knew he was being taped. The jury was only able to hear a questionable version of events. Bubba should have been required to appear in court and explain what really happened.There is still more to the story. We expect the upcoming release of improperly sealed documents, important evidence that the jury should have been able to see, will begin revealing the true facts that the jury deserved to know about during deliberations.