Us Weekly published a new article this weekend on the ongoing legal drama between Hulk Hogan and Gawker over the Hogan sex tape clips that were released on Gawker’s website. According to the latest report, the judge in the trial ruled on Friday (March 4) that Hogan and his attorneys cannot use the previous case of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews being filmed naked against her knowledge as part of their case.
Hogan and his attorneys are claiming that Hogan had no knowledge that he was being filmed for the video that shows him having sex with Heather Clem, the wife of Todd “Bubba the Love Sponge” Clem. The Erin Andrews case refers to how someone filmed her naked in her Tennessee hotel rom in 2008.
Last Friday, Judge Pamela Campbell granted a motion by Gawker’s lawyers that would exclude any evidence relating to Andrews’ legal situation for the current trial with Hogan. Judge Campbell said that she didn’t want to see any “confusion on the legal issues” at hand. Hogan’s lawyers argued that the situations are similar.
The trial between Hogan and Gawker is set to last about three and a half weeks.