ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) — Closing arguments got underway Friday in Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media over a sex tape.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 3,312 Additional Cases, 83 Deaths Reported; Broward Surpasses 200K Case
Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker for $100 million for posting a video in 2012 of him having sex with his former best friend’s wife. Hogan contends it was a violation of his privacy.
Judge Pamela Campbell sent jurors home early Thursday while lawyers for Hogan, Gawker and media companies discussed evidence issues.READ MORE: Florida City Federally-Funded Site Clearing Up Vaccination Frustration Issues
On Thursday, the Second District Court of Appeals in Lakeland ruled that sealed documents in the case are public records and should be available to the public and the media.
Attorneys for media companies including The Associated Press were seeking to have the files unsealed.MORE NEWS: Gov. DeSantis Says People 60 And Older Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning Next Week
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