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GAWKER MEDIA FIRES BACK AT HULK HOGAN IN COURT

By Mike Johnson on 2012-11-03 11:21:09
We'll have more details on this later but TMZ.com reported last night that Gawker Media filed a motion to dismiss Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against them for publishing clips and a review of the Hogan-Heather Clem sex tape yesterday.

In the motion, Gawker Media's response to Hogan's claim that he had been caused terrible harm by the release of the footage was that the story was already out there for many months and that Hogan had publicly admitted to cheating on his then-wife Linda in his 2009 autobiography My Life Outside the Ring. So, they could not possibly harm his reputation by revealing something Hogan himself had already revealed.

Gawker is claiming that as a news organization, they don't have to reveal their source for the video and that the story was newsworthy, so they should not be on the hook for the minute amount of the footage that they've run on their website.

There is a 11/8 hearing on the matter.