Hulk Hogan Sues Bubba the Love Sponge, Website Gawker Over Recently Released Sex Tape

Hulkamania is about to run wild.

Hulk Hogan on Monday sued popular disc jockey Bubba the Love Sponge, the DJ's ex-wife and the online gossip website Gawker, according to The Associated Press.

The two lawsuits filed stem from a sex tape that surfaced recently featuring Hogan — whose real name is Terry Bollea — and Heather Clem.

Heather Clem was married to Bubba the Love Sponge, who was Hogan's best friend when the sex tape was allegedly filmed. Hogan reportedly said that he had consensual sex with Heather Clem about six years ago in the Clemses' home, but he did not know he was being secretly recorded.

The video was posted on Gawker recently, and it has since set off a media firestorm. It's unclear who leaked the video, as no one has admitted to doing such. According to TMZ, Bubba the Love Sponge even said on his radio show Tuesday that he believes Hogan may have played a role in the video's release despite Hogan's several public denials.

"Mr. Hogan had a reasonable expectation of his privacy, just as all Americans have a reasonable expectation of their privacy in their bedrooms," attorney Charles Harder reportedly said.

Hogan, who is seeking the rights to the video in both lawsuits, reportedly claims the video caused "severe and irreparable injury which cannot be adequately compensated by monetary damages."

Thumbnail photo via Flickr/Tsar Kasim

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