Gawker on Wednesday asked a Florida judge for time to look into reports that the billionaire Silicon Valley investor bankrolled Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against the company.
The wrestler is testifying in a Florida court after suing Gawker for $100 million for publishing a sex tape without his consent.
A BuzzFeed News review of court records shows a definitive moment came early on — in a closet in Bubba the Love Sponge's Florida home.
Meanwhile, in a separate court hearing Thursday, the July 6 sex tape trial pitting the wrestling legend against the media site was postponed. No new date was set.
Hogan's suing the couple who taped him and Gawker Media for posting the footage. His lawyer, Chuck Harder, has the privilege of announcing the details with a straight face.
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