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WATCH LIVE: Day 9 Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Trial


Hulk Hogan, via Wild About Trials screengrabThe unprecedented Hulk Hogan‘s case against Gawker continues into the end of its second week as more defense witnesses are expected to take the stand.  On Wednesday, jurors were played deposition from Bubba The Love Sponge’s ex-wife, who is featured in the video having sex with Hogan. She said she was not aware she was being filmed by her husband. She also said she slept with Hogan at the request of her husband. Bubba The Love Sponge, who took the video, pleaded the Fifth, and didn’t take the stand.

“I think she came across as sympathetic, she kept going back to she was being embarrassed that the tape was released,” Nancy Grace said on GMA this morning.

Hogan sued the website in 2012 after it published parts of a video that showed him having sex with the wife of radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. The video was recorded in 2006 and according to Hogan, it was recorded without his knowledge. Hogan’s lawsuit seeks $100 million in damages for invasion of privacy.

Gawker is waging a First Amendment defense, claiming that because Hogan discussed his sex life publically he made the sex tape fair game for publishing.

Here is the live stream from Day 9 of the trial which started again Thursday morning.

Livestream provided courtesy of Wild About Trial/Crime Watch Daily

[screengrab via Channel 8]

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