Gawker cites its First Amendment rights in Hulk Hogan sex tape case 

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Yes, the only person who cares that Hulk Hogan has a sex tape is Hulk Hogan, and he is doggedly pursuing Gawker to remove all traces of the sordid romp.

The Hollywood Reporter says a judge ordered the website to take it down, but a written transcript of the encounter, along with a link to the footage, remains on Gawker. Defiant editor John Cook wrote, “The Constitution does unambiguously accord us the right to publish true things about public figures.” Oh dear, that pesky First Amendment.

On Monday, “a judge ordered an emergency stay of the temporary injunction in regards to a description of the tape.” Meanwhile, the Hulkster wants Gawker to be held in contempt.

Life was so much easier when he could just throw a chair and then body slam a guy.

 

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  • NBA player Jason Collins’ coming out has received a lot of praise, but not from ESPN’s Chris Broussard, who calls his homosexuality an “open rebellion to God.”

 

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