A jury has sided with ex-pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and awarded him $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker Media.
The jurors reached the decision Friday evening, less than six hours after they began deliberations. The trial lasted two weeks.
Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, sued Gawker for $100 million for posting a video in 2012 of him having sex with his former best friend's wife. Hogan contended it was a violation of his privacy.
Gawker's editors contended the video and an accompanying post was a newsworthy commentary on the ordinariness of celebrity sex videos.
#BREAKING: Jury rules in favor of #HulkHogan in Gawker Trial. Awards him $115 million. MORE TO COME. pic.twitter.com/6YtwVEy5Ql
— ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) March 18, 2016
Statement from @gawker founder: on to the appeals court pic.twitter.com/VXGzeqXTP8
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 18, 2016