NEW YORK (AP) — Gawker is going to shut down.READ MORE: Flags To Fly At Half-Staff Wednesday To Honor COVID-19 Victims
A Gawker report Thursday said that Nick Denton, Gawker’s founder, told staffers that Gawker.com was ending on Thursday afternoon.
Univision, the Spanish-language broadcaster, is buying Gawker Media for $135 million in the aftermath of a $140 million judgment against it in the Hulk Hogan invasion-of-privacy case.READ MORE: Miami-Dade's First Federal Vaccination Site Is Now Open Using Newly Approved Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
A bankruptcy court judge has to approve the sale at a hearing Thursday.
Gawker Media’s other blogs include the women-focused Jezebel, tech-oriented Gizmodo and sports site Deadspin.
The Gawker case gained additional notoriety when it was revealed Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel had secretly bankrolled Hogan’s lawsuit. Thiel was outed as gay by a Gawker-owned website in 2007.MORE NEWS: 'It’s Just Unacceptable': Racial Slurs Hurled At Fishermen Near Stuart
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