Gawker.com has asked a judge to throw out Hulk Hogan’s $100 million lawsuit against them. The publication claims they had a journalistic right to publish a clip from Hogan’s sex tape with Heather Clem and he already admitted in a book he released in 2009 he was an adulterer, so it couldn’t have done more damage to his reputation.
Gawker also claims they didn’t invade Hogan’s privacy because they didn’t record the footage, just distributed it because Hulk is a world famous celebrity. They do not feel they should have to reveal who leaked them the footage, citing laws that protect news sources.
A judge has yet to rule but you can read more coverage here at TMZ.com.