Hulk Hogan's Ex Wife Linda Speaks Out On His $115 Million Sex Tape Trial Award: 'It Made Me A Little Bit Sick'
A jury in Florida handed down a big verdict Friday
Hulk Hogan is taking some flack after his big win in the courtroom Friday.
The wrestling icon’s ex-wife Linda Hogan took issue with the jury’s $115 million verdict in Hogan’s favor after Gawker Media published part of a sex tape of Hulk that was recorded without his knowledge.
“It made me a little bit sick,” Linda told Inside Edition. “I don’t know how he can sleep at night getting that money for doing what he did in a roundabout way. It’s dirty money.”
Linda said that the big verdict “is kind of like saying he is being rewarded for bad behavior.”
Hulk’s lawsuit centered on a video of him having a sexual encounter with Heather Clem, the former wife of radio shock jock “Bubba the Love Sponge” Clem, who was at the time Hogan’s best friend. Clem’s husband recorded the tape five years before Gawker published the clip, and both she and Hulk testified they did not know they were being recorded in the couple’s master bedroom.
Hulk, 62, and Linda, 56, split in 2007 after 25 years of marriage.
On Monday, Florida jurors compensated Hogan further by awarding him an additional $25.1 million in punitive damages. Gawker Media was ordered to pay $15 million, Gawker founder Nick Denton was ordered to pay $10 million and A.J. Daulerio, the then-editor of the Gawker site Deadspin that posted the video, was ordered to pay $100,000.