Officials confirm the video will be shown to jurors at some point during the next three weeks, said People Magazine, which reported Friday: “The sexual nature of Hulk Hogan’s upcoming $100 million civil trial has some potential jurors openly expressing reservations about their ability to serve.”
Jury selection in Hogan’s civil case against Gawker began on Tuesday morning. It is expected to conclude before the close of business Friday, inside a St. Petersburg, Florida, court.
David Houston, an attorney for Hogan, told People that opening arguments would commence Monday, “barring any unforeseen delays.”
“The site’s lawyers claim the First Amendment protects Gawker from the kinds of litigation brought by Hogan, especially given the wrestler’s candid discussions with other media outlets about his sex life,” People said.
“The clip runs less than 2 minutes, and was posted to the Gawker site in 2012. It shows the 62-year-old Hogan with Heather Clem, 41, the former wife of Florida radio talk show host Bubba the Love Sponge.”
On Tuesday, when jury selection began in St. Petersburg, Florida, Hogan was hopeful:
Time for the real main event!”I AM” going to slam another Giant! Hogan vrs Gawker! Watcha Gonna Do Gawker? Only Justice Brother HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 1, 2016
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