Hulk Hogan has finally reached a settlement with Cox Radio in the lawsuit over his leaked sex tape after nearly four years of legal proceedings.
According to court documents filed in Pinellas County, Florida, on Thursday, Hogan, 66, whose real name is Terry Bollea, reached a “confidential” settlement with the defendants. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Court orders signed by radio personality Matthew Christian Lloyd, his ex-wife, Tasha Nicole Carrega, attorney Keith M. Davidson, and the Keith David & Associates firm stated the defendants are prohibited from “possessing” and “publishing” video or audio content of Hogan “naked,” “having sex,” and/or having “private conversations in a private bedroom.”
The former WWE Superstar also signed off on the orders.
Hogan was previously awarded $140 million in his case against Gawker, after the outlet published a video of him having sex with his best friend’s wife, Heather Cole.
However, the ruling forced Gawker to file for bankruptcy, and Hogan only received $31 million from the now-defunct news outlet.
The wrestler sought to receive $15 million in additional damages from Lloyd, Carrega, and Davidson, according to the Tampa Bay Times, because they were accused of conspiring to leak and sell the footage to TMZ and thedirty.com.
The lawsuit showed that Hogan was recorded illegally in 2007, and the wrestler used the n-word “during a momentary lapse in judgment at a very difficult time in his life, while he was having a private conversation in his then-best friend’s bedroom.”
Hogan and Cox Radio did not immediately return a request for comment.
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