As expected, Gawker Media has filed for a new trial in response to a jury awarding Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) $140 million in damages.
“Gawker is now beginning the process of challenging the jury’s verdict in a trial where key evidence was wrongly withheld and the jury was not properly instructed on the Constitutional standards for newsworthiness,” said Gawker, in a statement. “So we expect to be fully vindicated. And even if the verdict were to stand, there is no justification for awarding ten of millions of dollars never seen by victims of death and serious injuries.”
In March, a Florida jury ruled in favor of Bollea, who sued Gawker for publishing a sex tape featuring himself and the wife of his friend.