What would you like to know?
Share this Story

Hulk Hogan to former BFF Bubba: See you in court

Meagan Morris is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist living in New York City. In addition to SheKnows, Morris contributes to many publications including The New York Times, Yahoo! News, PopEater, NBC New York and Spinner. Follow he...

Hulk Hogan files suit over sex tape

Hulk Hogan wasn't kidding when he said he'd pursue legal action over a leaked sex tape. The wrestler filed a lawsuit against his former best friend on Monday.

Hulk Hogan and best buddy Bubba the Love Sponge used to share a lot of things back when they were pals, including sexy time with Bubba's wife Heather Clem. Now, all they'll be sharing is a courtroom: The Hulkster has filed a $15,000 lawsuit against Bubba and Clem over a leaked sex tape.

Hulk Hogan shaving mustache, making angels cry >>

"I'm hopeful today [the lawsuits] send the message very clearly to any other entities out there that may be considering posting all or part of this video, or for that matter any other material that would violate my client's rights, if you do so we have plenty of room on the front page of this complaint to add your name," Hogan's attorney, David Houston, said in Tampa, Florida, Monday afternoon as the stoic wrestler looked on.

The lawsuits came after two whirlwind weeks for the 59-year-old wrestler. First, Gawker posted a short NSFW clip of Hogan — real name Terry Bollea — having sex with Heather. The whole video has never been published, though people who have watched it told Hogan of a shocking ending.

Did Hulk Hogan have a gay fling? >>

"Hey Heather, here's our retirement if we ever need it," Bubba allegedly says in the video, meaning the radio shock jock set up the tape on his best friend.

Whether or not Bubba and Clem released the tape is another story. An unnamed source told RadarOnline that a disgruntled former employee leaked it.

"Even though Bubba knew how much the Hulk sex tape would be worth, he didn't stab his friend in the back and he's not the one who released it," the source told the site. "It's a former employee of Bubba's who was outraged when he left Sirius to go back to terrestrial radio. He wanted payback."

Linda Hogan thought Hulk would kill her >>

Bubba and his lawyers are still maintaining that he had nothing to do with the release. "Bubba's the victim here," his friend told the Tampa Bay Times.

Hogan is also suing Gawker Media for leaking the tape. The case — filed in federal court — is seeking $100 million in damages.

Images courtesy of WENN.com
Comments
Recommended for You
Hot
New in Entertainment
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!