Jezebel Editor-in-Chief Emma Carmichael was called to testify Monday for the sixth day of the Hulk Hogan versus Gawker trial.
Carmichael was the managing editor of Gawker in 2012, when the site published a 90-second clip of Hogan having sex with the wife of his then best friend Bubba the Love Sponge. Hogan sued Gawker Media for $100 million, claiming invasion of privacy.
In the second week of the trial, Hogan's lawyers pressed Carmichael on her experience, pointing out she was 24 years old when she was promoted from video editor to managing editor of Gawker.
After answering questions from both legal teams, the jury asked Carmichael if she had ever had sex with her bosses — the insinuation being that, if so, it may have resulted in her promotion.
Her answer was "no," but the fact that she was even asked the question didn't go over well with some observers.
Others began to wonder if the jury would ask a man the same question.
Mary Ann Georgantopoulos is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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