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WATCH LIVE: Day 1 Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Trial


Hulk_Hogan_July_2010_-_croppedThe trial for professional wrestler Hulk Hogan who has sued the website Gawker is expected to begin Monday morning.

As we reported earlier, Hogan, whose real name Terry Bollea, 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 argues that tape is protected by the First Amendment because it was newsworthy. They claim that Hogan was a celebrity that repeatedly spoke about his sex life in books and television, radio and other public appearances.

Here is the live stream from the Hulk Hogan v. Gawker case, which is expected to begin Monday morning. Livestream provided courtesy of Wild About Trial/Crime Watch Daily

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