– As noted, Hulk Hogan was awarded $115 million against Gawker in court today. Gawker founder Nick Denton responded to the verdict with the statement below:
Given key evidence and the most important witnesses were both improperly withheld from the jury, we all knew the appeals court will need to resolve the case. I want to thank our lawyers for their outstanding work and am confident that we would have prevailed at trial if we had been allowed to present the full case to the jury. That’s why we feel very positive about the appeal that we have already begun preparing, as we expect to win the case ultimately.