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Hogan v. Gawker: "Video showed Hogan as person"

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 18:16:37-05
STREAM LIVE | Day three of testimony
Testimony has ended for the day in the Hulk Hogan sex video lawsuit.
 
Wednesday afternoon, jurors heard from Mike Foley, a University of Florida journalism professor.
 
Foley questioned Gawker's decision not to contact Hogan, the woman in the video or the woman's husband when it posted the video.
 
Foley said, "It's important to get all sides of a story."
 
He added that in his opinion, the sex video was an example of "undue intrusiveness."
 
Gawker Media founder Nick Denton testified that the website decided to post the Hogan sex video because "it showed Hogan as a person."
 
Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker Media for $100 million for posting an edited video showing him having sex with his then-best friend's wife.
 
Gawker reporter A.J. Daulerio said that when he received the Hogan sex video in the mail it was "very amusing" and that he thought it was newsworthy.

PRIOR COVERAGE | Hogan's testimony gets extremely explicit

The six-person jury may have to grapple with questions about how celebrity affects expectations of privacy.

Click here for a recap of the trial so far.

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