Judge denies new trial for Hulk Hogan sex video case

Terry Bollea, Hulk Hogan, David Houston
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012 file photo, former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, arrives for a news conference at the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hogan. The company did not give a reason, but issued a statement Friday, July 24, 2015, saying it is “committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide." (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – A Florida judge has denied Gawker’s motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won’t reduce a $140 million jury verdict.

Judge Pamela Campbell issued the ruling Wednesday.

Gawker and Hogan faced off again in the St. Petersburg courtroom. It’s the latest chapter in a years-long legal fight.

Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, won the $140 million verdict against Gawker in March.

Hogan sued Gawker after it posted a video of him having sex with his then-best friend’s wife. The three-week trial was a lurid inside look at the business of celebrity gossip and a debate over newsworthiness versus celebrity privacy.

Earlier this month, Hogan sued Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents with a transcript that quoted him making racist remarks.

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