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Rwu First Amendment Blog: David A. Logan's Blog: Infowars Goes To War With The First Amendment 08-15-2018, David A. Logan Aug 2018

Rwu First Amendment Blog: David A. Logan's Blog: Infowars Goes To War With The First Amendment 08-15-2018, David A. Logan

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Newsroom: Logan On Trump And Libel Law 01-03-2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jan 2017

Newsroom: Logan On Trump And Libel Law 01-03-2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Rwu First Amendment Blog: David Logan's Blog: Moguls And The Media 1-2-2017, David A. Logan, Roger Williams University Jan 2017

Rwu First Amendment Blog: David Logan's Blog: Moguls And The Media 1-2-2017, David A. Logan, Roger Williams University

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Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress & The Hulk Hogan Sex Tape: Examining A Forgotten Cause Of Action In Bollea V. Gawker Media, The Gap It Reveals In Iied’S Constitutionalization, And A Path Forward For Revenge Porn Victims, Clay Calvert Jan 2017

Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress & The Hulk Hogan Sex Tape: Examining A Forgotten Cause Of Action In Bollea V. Gawker Media, The Gap It Reveals In Iied’S Constitutionalization, And A Path Forward For Revenge Porn Victims, Clay Calvert

UF Law Faculty Publications

This Article examines Hulk Hogan's successful, yet largely overlooked, cause of action for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED) before a Florida jury in 2016 in Bollea v. Gawker Media, LLC. In doing so, the Article explores critical factual differences between Bollea and the U.S. Supreme Court's two decisions constitutionalizing the IIED tort, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell and Snyder v. Phelps. Despite such distinctions, the Article discusses the trial court's instruction to the jury to consider a First Amendment-­based, public-concern defense - one closely akin to that in Snyder - on Hulk Hogan's IIED claim. The ...


Sex, Videos, And Insurance: How Gawker Could Have Avoided Financial Responsibility For The $140 Million Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Verdict, Christopher French Jun 2016

Sex, Videos, And Insurance: How Gawker Could Have Avoided Financial Responsibility For The $140 Million Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Verdict, Christopher French

Journal Articles

On March 18, 2016, and March 22, 2016, a jury awarded Terry Bollea (a.k.a Hulk Hogan) a total of $140 million in compensatory and punitive damages against Gawker Media for posting less than two minutes of a video of Hulk Hogan having sex with his best friend’s wife. The award was based upon a finding that Gawker intentionally had invaded Hulk Hogan’s privacy by posting the video online. The case has been receiving extensive media coverage because it is a tawdry tale involving a celebrity, betrayal, adultery, sex, and the First Amendment. The case likely will ...


Sex, Videos, And Insurance: How Gawker Could Have Avoided Financial Responsibility For The $140 Million Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Verdict, Christopher French May 2016

Sex, Videos, And Insurance: How Gawker Could Have Avoided Financial Responsibility For The $140 Million Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Verdict, Christopher French

Christopher C. French

On March 18, 2016, and March 22, 2016, a jury awarded Terry Bollea (a.k.a Hulk Hogan) a total of $140 million in compensatory and punitive damages against Gawker Media for posting less than two minutes of a video of Hulk Hogan having sex with his best friend’s wife. The award was based upon a finding that Gawker intentionally had invaded Hulk Hogan’s privacy by posting the video online. The case has been receiving extensive media coverage because it is a tawdry tale involving a celebrity, betrayal, adultery, sex, and the First Amendment. The case likely will ...