The Naive Pre-Pubescent Disturbed Children That Write For Gawker

Hulk Hogan sex tape trial shows Nick Denton’s Gawker is run by children journalists

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At a dinner in New York a few years ago, Nick Denton, the British journalist turned US internet publishing entrepreneur — who with his company, Gawker Media, was found liable this week for $140 million in an invasion of privacy suit for posting a sex tape of the former wrestler Hulk Hogan — was sitting next to Piers Morgan, then hosting his CNN show. The two former Fleet Streeters seemed to be getting along well until Morgan, confiding an amusing tidbit, suddenly thought better of it and clarified, “this is off the record, right?”

Denton, soft spoken and phlegmatic, rather sighed and then said, with faint glint in his eye, that he had such a hard time remembering what was on or off the record that it was easier for him just to regard everything as being on.

Nick Denton at the trial
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Nick Denton at the trial

In addition to being a wet blanket over his conversation with Morgan – and, as well, quite a nuanced put down — it was a pretty succinct summation of Denton’s journalistic stance. He saw himself as a personal example of transparency (at that same dinner he went on without filter about his own sex life), he saw everybody else, especially media people, as hiding behind journalism’s many double standards of opacity, and, to boot, he obviously took special relish in the power and moral one-upmanship this disregard of ordinary politesse gave him.

A year or so after this, Denton, who had become quite friendly with Victoria Floethe, the woman I live with, invited us to a party at his Soho loft where Victoria happily confided to him that she was pregnant. At the same time, Denton encouraged me to meet the coterie of his staff at the party — a small group of angry wallflowers with no evident ability to mix with the other guests. “They should meet some adults,” Denton said, introducing me, and adding, with a genial aside, that Victoria and I were expecting a baby.

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Gawker’s headline the next day, in the full flower of Denton’s gotcha transparency, was “Michael Wolff’s Awful Girlfriend Is Pregnant.” (When I complained and pointed out that — even beyond a reasonable expectation that our conversation with him in his house and at his invitation was private — the headline itself was pretty clearly sexist, it was changed to “Awful Michael Wolff’s Awful Girlfriend Is Pregnant.”)

Still, along my own annoyance, Victoria’s refusal to ever speak to Denton again, and, indeed, my sympathy with Piers Morgan’s efforts to be an entertaining dinner companion, I understood and even admired what Denton was up to. It was to see the chattering class for all its comedy and vanity, to reveal the nature of power through the nature of behaviour, and to take the piss out of all of us — to let journalism do what fiction used to, show us how we live now. I wish I had thought of it. (In fact, Denton has credited my book Burn Rate as a particular model of transparency and viciousness — rather making me question my own empathy and judgment.)

But Denton’s curious inclination to party-going and social climbing, together with his personal interest in being liked, and, too, perhaps a certain boredom with everyday gossip, seemed to cause him to distance himself from his own enterprise. He was the eminence, the adult, even the fair-minded person, trying as best he could to control a staff of the relatively uncontrollable. This was disconcertingly similar to Rupert Murdoch’s view: Murdoch believed his newsrooms (in fact all newsrooms) were filled with reprobates (often drunken ones), and while they needed to be restrained, it was that lack of restraint that made for a “good read” (as well as causing the hacking scandal). Indeed, Denton is an inveterate Murdoch admirer (even through the hacking scandal).

But Murdoch, even with hacking, had much more control then Denton did. In a way, Denton was leading a crusade of children journalists or would-be journalists (during the trial, the Hogan legal team delved deeply into how little experience Gawker staffers, even ones with considerably authority, actually had). He had harnessed the resentments of people nobody else would hire by giving them quite extraordinary powers — Lord of the Flies type powers. (In 2007, Vanessa Grigoriadis wrote a notable piece in New York Magazine about Gawker called “Everybody Sucks: Gawker and the Rage of the Creative Underclass.”) And at some point the reasonable question became how much power was he actually able to exercise over them (staff members voted in a union not long ago which, among other demands, is dedicated to protecting their editorial freedom). Either because he was losing interest, or his staff was just too odd and difficult, or because he had created this system of ultimate transparency and gratuitous insult he could not now gracefully retreat from, Gawker became ever-more increasingly anarchic, provocative, and cruel. Its zenith was the revelation last year that a married executive, one without public profile or position, was planning a gay assignation (with fulsome details). Denton’s young staff believed the sexual secrets of the middle aged are the Rosetta Stone of capitalist corruption.

Hence the $140 million.

Gawker had been passed a purloined copy of the surreptitiously recorded Hogan sex tape, and, regarding this as quite a hoot (during the trail, Gawker described the tape as newsworthy, but it was clear its newsworthiness was mostly related to it being a hoot), posted the most graphic piece of it.

The other defendant in the Hogan trial is Gawker former staffer and, briefly, its editor, AJ Daulerio, who made the decision to post the tape. Daulerio is part wounded animal and part Peter Pan figure, a journalist at the margins who might have been, if it still existed, a figure from the alternative press, styling himself as a post-literate Hunter S Thompson. Beyond whatever else the jury might have concluded, practically speaking it would not have been possible, after Daulerio’s testimony, including jokes about kiddie porn, to conclude other than that Denton had forsaken control of his enterprise to a figure whose actions could be justified only if journalism required no reason, restraint, or purpose. And, in fact, that was pretty much the Gawker defence: even the useless, worthless, meaningless, and abusive ought to be protected by the First Amendment.

And perhaps it should. And Gawker seems to be counting on an appeals court to ultimately support the right to publish the useless, worthless, meaningless, and abusive, and save it from financial ruin. But it is hard to imagine a case that might more incline even the most absolutist of First Amendment defenders to modify that position.

The “HIT JOB” they put on Scott and his friends

The “HIT JOB” they put on Scott and his friends

By Andrew Weinstein

While most people may think that “hit-jobs” are the realm of Hollywood movie plots, these kinds of corporate assassination attempts do take place daily in big business and politics.

At the request of the U.S. Government, Scott developed and patented an energy technology that affected trillions of dollars of oil company and technology billionaire insider profits. He didn’t realize this at the time. Now he wishes he had never gotten the call from Washington.

Let me make this point clearly: The control of Trillions of dollars of energy industry profits were being fought over by two groups and the Government plunked Scott down in the middle of that war. Scott had no affiliation with either group. He thought he was just accepting a challenge to help his nation.

He won commendation from the U.S. Congress in the Iraq War Bill, He won federal patents, he won a Congressional grant, he won a huge number of letters of acclaim and he won the wrath of a handful of insane billionaires who could not compete with his technology.

The attacks were carried out by California State employees and U.S. Government officials who had received payment from these billionaires.

Department of Energy Executives and their campaign billionaire handlers engaged in these attacks in order to control the solar and “green car” markets. The did not care about green issues, they only cared about green cash.

Federal and state employees ran retribution campaigns against applicants who competed with inside deals they had set up to line their own pockets at taxpayer expense.

These corrupt politicians thought they could take over an estimated six trillion dollar “Cleantech” industry that was being created to exploit new marketing opportunities around global warming and middle east disruption. After an epic number of Solyndra-esque failures, all owned by the Department of Energy Executives and their campaign financiers, the scheme fell apart. The non crony applicants suffered the worst fates. As CBS News reporter Cheryl Attkisson has reported, the willingness to engage in media “hitjobs” was only exceeded by the audacity with which Department of Energy officials employed such tactics.

Now, in a number of notorious trials and email leaks, including the Hulk Hogan lawsuit and the DNC and Panama Papers leaks, the public has gotten to see the depths to which public officials are willing to stoop to cheat rather than compete in the open market.

Department of Energy employees and State of California employees engaged in the following documented attacks against applicants who were competing with their billionaire backers personal stock holdings. Scott and the other applicants including Bright Automotive, Aptera, Eco-Motors and many more, suffered these attacks:

  • Social Security, SSI, SDI, Disability and other earned benefits were stone-walled. Applications were “lost”. Files in the application process “disappeared”. Lois Lerner hard drive “incidents” took place.
  • State and federal employees played an endless game of Catch-22 by arbitrarily determining that deadlines had passed that they, the government officials, had stonewalled and obfuscated applications for, in order to force these deadlines that they set, to appear to be missed.

  • Some applicants found themselves strangely poisoned, not unlike the Alexander Litvenko case. Heavy metals and toxic materials were found right after their work with the Department of Energy weapons and energy facilities. Many wonder if these “targets” were intentionally exposed to toxins in retribution for their testimony. The federal MSDS documents clearly show that a number of these people were exposed to deadly compounds and radiations without being provided with proper HazMat suits which DOE officials knew were required.

  • Applicants employers were called, and faxed, and ordered to fire applicants from their places of employment, in the middle of the day, with no notice, as a retribution tactic.

  • Applicants HR and employment records, on recruiting and hiring databases, were embedded with negative keywords in order to prevent them from gaining future employment.

  • One Gary D. Conley and one Rajeev Motwani, both whistle-blowers in this matter, turned up dead under strange circumstances. They are not alone in a series of bizarre deaths related to the DOE.

  • Disability and VA complaint hearings and benefits were frozen, delayed, denied or subjected to lost records and “missing hard drives” as in the Lois Lerner case.

  • Paypal and other on-line payments for on-line sales were delayed, hidden, or re-directed in order to terminate income potential for applicants who competed with DOE interests and holdings.

  • DNS redirection, website spoofing which sent applicants websites to dead ends and other Internet activity manipulations were conducted.

  • Campaign finance dirty tricks contractors IN-Q-Tel, Think Progress, Media Matters, Gawker Media, Syd Blumenthal, etc., were hired by DOE Executives and their campaign financiers to attack applicants who competed with DOE executives stocks and personal assets.

  • Covert DOE partner: Google, transfered large sums of cash to dirty tricks contractors and then manually locked the media portion of the attacks into the top lines of the top pages of all Google searches globally, for years, with hidden embedded codes in the links and web-pages which multiplied the attacks on applicants by many magnitudes.

  • Honeytraps and moles were employed by the attackers. In this tactic, people who covertly worked for the attackers were employed to approach the “target” in order to spy on and misdirect the subject.

  • Mortgage and rental applications had red flags added to them in databases to prevent the targets from getting homes or apartments.

  • McCarthy-Era “Black-lists” were created and employed against applicants who competed with DOE executives and their campaign financiers to prevent them from funding and future employment.

  • Targets were very carefully placed in a position of not being able to get jobs, unemployment benefits, disability benefits or acquire any possible sources of income. The retribution tactics were audacious, overt..and quite illegal.

So, the next time you are asked to “Serve Your Country”, consider the implications if you do a good job.

While law enforcement, regulators and journalists are now clamping down on each, and every, one of the attackers, one-by-one, the process is slow. The victims have been forced to turn to the filing of lawsuits in order to seek justice.

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GAWKER EDITOR SAYS, IN COURT, THAT HE WOULD ONLY LIMIT PEDO SEX TAPES TO “FOUR YEARS OLD”. JURY IRKED!

GAWKER EDITOR SAYS, IN COURT, THAT HE WOULD ONLY LIMIT PEDO SEX TAPES TO “FOUR YEARS OLD”. JURY IRKED!

Where Gawker editor draws the line: A sex-tape of a 4-year-old!

 

 

 

By Julia Marsh and Yaron Steinbuch

 

Jurors in Hulk Hogan’s sex video trial on Wednesday heard a videotaped deposition of Gawker’s former editor in chief — saying he’d draw the line at posting the sex tape of a celebrity who is under 4 years old.

 

A.J. Daulerio, 41, was sitting ramrod straight in the Florida courtroom during the awkward moment when he was asked on video by Hogan’s lawyer, “Can you imagine a situation where a celebrity sex tape would not be newsworthy?”

 

Daulerio answered flatly, “If they were a child.”

 

“Under what age?” attorney Charles Harder asked.

 

“Four,” he said.

 

“No four-year-old sex tapes, OK,” Harder said.

 

A Gawker spokesman later insisted Daulerio was being flippant.

 

“He’d just said in the prior answer that that he wouldn’t post a tape of a child and when the question was repeated he obviously made the point in a flip way because his answer was already clear,” the spokesman said.

 

Daulerio, who looked bored throughout the grilling, wiping his eyes and resting his hand on his chin, also claimed he would have no problem if his own hypothetical sex tape was published.

 

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“It wouldn’t upset you in any way to have your sexual encounters appear on the Internet?” he was asked.

 

“I somewhat expect that to happen at some point,” Daulerio said.

 

During Day 3 of the trial, jurors seemed distressed by Daulerio’s cavalier attitude about posting the sex tape.

 

One male juror squinted his eyes, pursed his lips and leaned back in his chair while a female juror kept her arms crossed then jotted down notes.

 

A third woman looked down during parts of the testimony as Daulerio sat next to Gawker founder Nick Denton in the front row.

 

On the opposite side sat Hogan, wearing a pinstripe suit and his trademark black bandanna on his head.

 

Daulerio said he first heard about the sex video when it was a story on TMZ in March 2012. He said that in early October 2012, he received an actual copy of the full, 30-minute video from a source.

 

“I watched it and watched it one or two times and then, then decided whether or not we are going to publish some of the contents of it, and was discussing how we could possibly share some of the contents of it, and was discussing how we could possibly share some of the footage on Gawker.com,” he said.

 

He said he turned the tape over to his video editor and “selected various spots of the tape that I considered both newsworthy in the context of our story and had her twiddle it down to whatever the time frame was, I believe it was close to two minutes of footage.”

 

He said he wanted to verify that Hogan and Heather Clem – then-wife of Hogan’s former best pal Bubba the Love Sponge Clem – “were actually having sex, so I believe we did small snippets of those two having intercourse.”

 

Daulerio went on to say that he found the video “very amusing” and “newsworthy” – and would be “somewhat popular” on the site.

 

“Did you give any consideration prior to Oct. 4, 2012, as to whether publishing the Hulk Hogan sex tape would distress Hulk Hogan,” the lawyer asked.

 

“No,” he answered.

 

“You didn’t care, really, did you?” Harder asked.

 

“No,” he said again.

 

“Had you known that Hulk Hogan would be emotionally distressed by this publication you would have still published it, correct?” he was asked.

 

“Sure, yes,” Daulerio said.

 

Harder also showed an email from Denton that said Daulerio “breaks all the rules of orthodox management.”

 

“Is that a positive thing?” Harder asked Daulerio.

 

“I don’t know the exact answer to that but I would assume yes, he enjoyed me breaking the rules of orthodox management,” Daulerio said.

 

Harder read the jury a paragraph from a 2011 GQ profile of Daulerio when he was the head of Gawker’s brother sports site Deadspin.

 

It said: “His tactics -— reporting rumors, paying for news and making Deadspin’s money on stories that are really about sex, not sports — are questionable. His success is not. When he became editor of the site in July 2008, it had 700,000 readers per month. Today it has 2.3 million.”

 

The pseudo-journalist also admitted to paying $12,000 for photos of now-retired NFL player Brett Favre’s penis.

 

He said he didn’t consider the 2012 publication of Duchess Kate Middleton’s naked breasts an “invasion of privacy” because “she’s a public figure” and thought the size of Hogan’s penis was “newsworthy.”

 

In later testimony, Hogan’s longtime attorney David Houston said the sex tape spread like a cancer online after Gawker posted it in October 2012.

 

Questioned by Harder, Houston said he zeroed in on tracking down the culprit responsible for making the video after TMZ first reported its existence in March 2012.

 

He described why he and Hogan went on TMZ Live at that time to talk about the tape

 

“If it were a sex tape out there I felt it incumbent upon me as counsel to try to find it and essentially put a bullet in it,” Houston said.

 

In a clip played for the jury, Hogan said that he didn’t know who the woman was because “the truth is it wasn’t just one brunette … I was running pretty wild there for a few months.”

 

“The purpose naturally was to announce if anyone goes forward with this thing we’re going to find him and we’re going to prosecute him,” Houston said. “At that point we were desperate for knowledge.”

 

Two porn sites reached out to Hogan to buy the steamy footage – Vivid.com and Sex.com.

 

Vivid’s letter said: “We understand that you believe this tape was filmed without your permission. Whatever the case we would still like to dis the opportunity to work together as we feel this would be one of the best selling celerity sex tapes of all time.”

 

Sex.com’s letter said: “We are truly serious about working with you. This isn’t some shameless press opportunity, we have an open check book.”

 

“We want no part in the dissemination, we weren’t in this to sell the sex tape,” Houston said.

 

He said he first saw the tape at Gawker.

 

“I saw a video depicting my client having sex, oral sex, standard sexual intercourse, took great pains to display his penis and even went so far as to demonstrate what everyone was saying to each other in that tape by virtue of incorporating subtitles,” he said.

 

Houston pleaded with Denton in an email a day after the tape was published.

 

“I’m asking you, please, as a fellow human being, to take down the video,” he said.

 

Houston said he sent 60 cease-and-desist letters asking various Web sites to remove the video.

 

The former pro wrestler, whose given name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker Media for $100 million for posting an edited version of the sex video.

 

Gawker is defending the publication by arguing that Hogan had talked openly about his sex life before, including on Howard Stern’s radio show.

 

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Hulk Hogan Vs. Gawker Case Raises Historical Issue of Cyber-Stalking Protections

Hulk Hogan Vs. Gawker Case Raises Historical Issue of Cyber-Stalking Protections

 

 

By Andrea Le Chen

 

 

Google and Gawker Media are financial and political partners. Together, they have made hundreds of millions of dollars off of the U.S. Government. They pay each other for “services”. They have been found to have wired quite a lot of cash back and forth to each other.

 

 

That’s right. Your taxpayer dollars end up in their bank accounts via subsidies, loans, cash contracts and payola from elected officials that they each take money from and give money to. This isn’t a theory. The federal records, campaign disclosures and beneficiary records prove this to be true.

 

 

Now, you have Hulk Hogan, who made a few million dollars as a wrestler getting harassed, “cyber-stalked”, getting digitally humiliated and losing his income and brand value because a multi-BILLION dollar bully, funded in part by U.S. taxpayer dollars, attacked him. Gawker set him up and Google amplified it around the globe in a permanent manner in order to make money off of the “clicks” and “eyeballs”.

 

 

While many say the case is “really about privacy” it is also about the balance of power and the fairness of justice. If a millionaire is attacked by a multi-billion dollar entity because they wish to harm him, is the justice that the attacker gets from the attack-ee fair? Some main-stream members of the public may immediately give low credence to Hogan because of the “millionaire” label. In fact, Hogan made his money over many decades and the few million he made had to be parsed out over decades for him to survive, feed the wife and kids and fly to promotional events. A few million doesn’t last that long these days.

 

 

Let’s shift gears to the poor people whose lives Nick Denton and Gawker Media have destroyed. Denton has hundreds of millions of dollars squirreled away overseas in the Cayman Islands and Eastern Bloc tax hide-aways. He has destroyed the lives of a number of people who make less money than the average grocery clerk.

 

 

Gawker Media has taken regular people who are writers, reporters, bloggers, game reviewers, engineers, programmers and other regular folks from low-income to bankruptcy simply because those regular people expressed an opinion that Nick Denton’s political clients did not like.

 

 

Hogan has a few more resources than the average person but not that much more. A lawsuit with Gawker will drain the last of his savings.

 

 

Whether or not you like wrestlers, muscles or entertainment TV the person should not be the moral issue for you.

 

 

The issue is: Should corporate bullies get to cyber-stalk people and destroy their lives out of political vengeance and ideological retribution?

 

 

Should a publicly financed, tax shielded (also a form for public finance) corporation, with a hundred million times more resources than an individual taxpayer, get to use their corporate rights to destroy individual taxpayers because they either disagree with those taxpayers, or because those taxpayers reported a crime that those corporations engaged in?

 

 

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Ex-Gawker editor admits Hulk Hogan’s penis had no news value

Ex-Gawker editor admits Hulk Hogan’s penis had no news value

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The ex-Gawker editor who posted an online sex tape of Hulk Hogan was body-slammed in court Monday, with the pro wrestler’s lawyer using his own words against him to show that he didn’t take the $100 million lawsuit against his former employer seriously and repeatedly joked about child pornography.

Hogan’s lawyer, Shane Vogt, got ex-editor A.J. Daulerio to admit that he didn’t care whether he was protected by the First Amendment when he posted the footage.

“It didn’t really matter if it was a morbid and sensational prying into someone’s life, that didn’t matter, did it?’’ Vogt asked.

“No,’’ Daulerio replied.

The ex-editor also was hammered as he tried to claim that he was just kidding when he said in a 2013 deposition that a celebrity sex tape involving even a child over age 4 would be newsworthy enough to post.

Vogt noted that Daulerio never said he was making a tasteless joke or tried to retract or explain anything at the time.

“You read your deposition carefully, didn’t you? … That’s your signature, isn’t it?” Vogt asked Daulerio at the start of the second week of Hogan’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against the website and its former editor in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Daulerio replied yes to both questions.

The former editor got himself in trouble again by repeatedly contradicting himself over why he showed Hogan’s erect penis in the footage.

He had claimed in his deposition that it was to add “color” to his online commentary on the tape, then said under direct examination it was because he considered the footage newsworthy.

But under cross-exam, he changed his tune again, reverting to his original claim that it was “to add some color to my commentary.”

“Mr. Bollea’s penis had no news value, did it?” Vogt asked Daulerio, referring to Hogan by his real name, Terry Bollea.

“Uh, no,’’ Daulerio admitted.

He then added snarkily, “I included images of his penis because that is sometimes what happens when two people have sex. There are nude body parts involved.’’

At one point, Daulerio was asked to read for jurors what he wrote about Hogan’s penis at the time: that it “appears to be the size of a thermos you’d find in a child’s lunchbox.’’

Vogt noted that Daulerio didn’t care whether the tape “would have emotionally distressed” Hogan, with the former editor replying, “That’s not my job.”

The laywer said, “You put that out in the public because you believed it was true and interesting, right?”

Daulerio replied, “Yes.”

Daulerio told Gawker’s lawyer that he could have published a much racier version of the video.

He said he received the full 30 minutes of footage showing Hogan romping in a canopy bed with Heather Clem, the wife of his best friend, radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge, from an anonymous source.

But Daulerio said he posted “well under 10 seconds” of sexual activity — and the rest was “banal conversation” between the two.

“I take it this was not a highlight reel of the most graphic sexual material,” Gawker lawyer Michael Sullivan asked.

“No, not at all,” Daulerio answered.

“I wanted the more innocuous and banal conversations between Mr. Hogan and Ms. Clem. I wanted to focus on the things being said.”

But he did give the jury a sneak peak at the awkward timeline of the tryst.

Daulerio described how Bubba told his wife and best friend, “You guys go ahead and have fun now,” after the WWE champ “was performing oral sex on Heather Clem.”

As Daulerio described the bawdy scene, Hogan buried his head in his hands, which he had in a praying position.

Daulerio said he got a $2,000 bonus the month the footage was posted.

He added that he grew up rooting against Hogan in the ring and was instead a fan of Rowdy Roddy Piper and Mr. Wonderful.

Gawker publisher Nick Denton is expected to take the stand Monday afternoon.

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USA TODAY rips GAWKER’s And NICK DENTON’S Facade and Cover-up Scheme

USA TODAY rips GAWKER’s And NICK DENTON’S Facade and Cover-up Scheme

– USA Today Exposes Nick Denton’s heinous scum-pit as political attack dog

– Reveals that the “big change” at Gawker Media is no change at all. Just the same blood sucking leech, but now with lipstick on

– Gay abuse charges against Denton stacking up

– Hulk Hogan lawsuit even more likely to take Gawker down

Gawker files bankruptcy after Hogan lawsuit as Ziff Davis shows interest

USA TODAY’s Roger Yu discusses Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit led to Gawker’s demise. USA TODAY

Gawker Media, which was recently ordered to pay about $140 million to Hulk Hogan, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday and put its assets up for sale, conceding its difficult future following a contentious invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought by the former wrestler.

Ziff Davis, the digital publisher of AskMen, PCMag and Computer Shopper, has placed a bid for Gawker’s assets — with $100 million as the opening price — prior to an auction that will be supervised by the bankruptcy court, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

Ziff Davis plans to buy Gawker’s blogs — but not assume its liabilities — if no other offer emerges. The court must approve the sale’s price and terms. The auction is expected to begin in late July.

Gawker’s properties, which include Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Deadspin, are expected to continue operations during bankruptcy proceedings.

“There’s a tremendous fit between the two organizations,” Ziff Davis CEO Vivek Shah wrote in a staff memo that was obtained by USA TODAY.

Nick Denton, founder of the online media company, had been considering selling Gawker’s blogs after a judge denied last month its motion to seek a new trial.

In its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Gawker listed estimated assets of $50 million to $100 million and liabilities of $100 million to $500 million.

Gawker couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. 

Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, sued Gawker for $100 million after the site posted a video in 2012 of him having sex with his former best friend’s wife. Hogan argued in court that it was a violation of his privacy, and a Florida jury awarded him $55 million for economic injuries and $65 million for emotional distress.

Gawker also has to pay $25 million in punitive damages. Gawker is appealing the ruling.

In Gawker’s bankruptcy filing, Bollea (Hogan) was listed as its largest creditor.  Other creditors include law firm Morrison Cohen; insurance brokerage Risk Strategies; content-distribution firm SimpleReach; and Google.

Hogan tweeted Friday: “What a beautiful day, and the good doesn’t prevent the better! In the present I AM always grateful, only good happens to me.” 

The case has been a hot topic of discussion in media, technology and entertainment circles after it was revealed that Hogan had a financial backer in Silicon Valley. Billionaire Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, admitted last month that he secretly spent about $10 million to fund Hogan’s lawsuit because, as he told The New York Times, Gawker was “getting attention by bullying people even when there was no connection with the public interest.”

In 2007, Valleywag, a Gawker blog, posted a story about Thiel — “Peter Thiel is totally gay, people.”

Thiel’s role in Hogan’s lawsuit triggered heated public debate about the ethics of third-party-funded lawsuits and concerns about the possibility of cash-strapped media companies’ First Amendment rights being suppressed by wealthy individuals through lengthy and expensive lawsuits.

The bankruptcy “drives home what’s been the message of the Gawker case all along — that today the media can’t necessarily be as confident as they once were that they can publish with impunity,” says Samantha Barbas, a law professor at the University at Buffalo Law School. “The public’s overwhelming support for Hulk Hogan in this case, and its apparent distaste for Gawker, are signs that the public — and perhaps the courts — are no longer willing to take an ‘anything goes’ approach to newsworthiness.”  

Gawker Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, June 10. Here is what you need to know about the network and what led to the bankruptcy. USA TODAY

The Abused Little Deviant Interns Of Gawker Media

Nick Denton appears to hunt down the angst-ridden, desperate, disturbed young boys he can dredge up in New York City and promises them treats if they comply with his wishes. They always seem to get screwed by Denton, as these lawsuits demonstrate:

Former Interns Sue Gawker Over No Pay, Allege Media Company …

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Jun 22, 2013 – Gawker Media and founder Nick Denton were slapped with a lawsuit this week from three former workers who allege that the company …

Jun 22, 2013 – Three former interns are suing Gawker and publisher Nick Denton over their time spent writing, editing and doing things that would otherwise …
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‘Ungrateful’ Unpaid Interns Sue Gawker And Nick Denton

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Three former interns are suing Gawker and publisher Nick Denton over their time spent writing, editing and doing things that would otherwise be compensated in …

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Oct 9, 2013 – As if being an unpaid intern wasn’t bad enough, now a federal judge in New York has ruled that individuals who don’t get paid for their work …

What You Need to Know About Gawker’s Lawsuit Over Unpaid Interns

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Social Media Joins Forces To Help Put Nick Denton and Gawker Out of Business

Social Media Joins Forces To Help Put Nick Denton and Gawker Out of Business

The Public, the Courts and Morality agree: Gawker and Nick Denton are a blight on humanity and they serve no positive social function. Now it is official: “Gawker Media and Nick Denton are evil, sick and perverted abusers staffed by mentally deformed children.”

So the world, multiple additional lawsuits, and all of the bloggers have set out to terminate Nick Denton.

$115 million verdict in Hulk Hogan sex-tape lawsuit could wipe out Gawker

Hogan’s lawyer: Gawker editor was “playing God” with my client’s privacy.

by Joe Mullin

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A Florida jury today ordered Gawker Media to pay $115 million for publishing a sex tape showing Terry Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan, having sex with his friend’s wife.

The stunning sum, which may have punitive damages added to it, is a life-threatening event for the New York-based network of news and gossip sites. Gawker Media was one of the first successful, large, digital-only news companies. The final sum is even more than the $100 million Bollea was seeking. Bollea also sued Gawker founder Nick Denton and former editor Albert Daulerio, and the jury found those two men personally liable as well.

The sex tape was made about a decade ago, during a period in which the professional wrestler Hogan testified that he was going through a difficult phase with his then-wife. Todd Clem, a Florida radio personality who later legally changed his name to Bubba the Love Sponge, encouraged Hogan to sleep with his wife Heather.

In 2012, Bollea sued Clem, saying he didn’t know Clem had filmed him. Clem has made conflicting statements about whether Bollea knew about the taping. Clem settled the lawsuit, reportedly for $5,000. That left Gawker, Denton, and Daulerio as the targets of Bollea’s wrath. He sued them for $100 million in damages, and the case went to trial in St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 7.

The case raises issues about the limits of the First Amendment in the digital age. Gawker argued that it had a legitimate news reason to publish the tape, since Bollea had talked about his sex life—specifically about sleeping with Clem’s wife—in numerous venues.

Bollea’s reputation took a huge hit last year, and he got fired from his job at World Wrestling Entertainment. That outcome wasn’t fallout from the Gawker article, however. In a section of the sex tape that could be described as “pillow talk” (which wasn’t published by Gawker), Bollea went on a racist diatribe. He repeatedly used the N-word and other racial insults, expressing disappointment that his daughter was in a relationship with a black man. The racial epithets were leaked by other news sites, including Radar Online and the National Enquirer.

Other news sites posted stills from the tape, but only Gawker posted video. They showed one minute and 41 seconds of the tape, which included just nine seconds of sexual content. The company says it made about $11,000 from the post, countering assertions by Bollea attorneys that it was worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“What’s disturbing about Gawker isn’t what they do in a vacuum,” Bollea lawyer Kenneth Turkel said during closing arguments. “It’s how proud they are of it.” Denton was “playing God over Bollea’s right to privacy,” he added.

Bollea says he still feels humiliated over the tape’s publication. Gawker editors said the publication of the tape, and accompanying essay, was a commentary about celebrity sex tapes.

He’s talked about his sex life, how big his penis is, and when he talks about his penis it’s to promote his daughter’s singing career,” said Gawker’s attorney Michael Sullivan. “He’s discussed his sexual encounters. Now he tells you this was the Hulk Hogan character.”

Gawker has a right to publish news stories, even ones with objectionable content, Sullivan told the jury.

“If they can make a claim like this, the Internet as we know it will cease to exist,” Sullivan said.

As the case went to the jury, Gawker Media released a statement saying that they expect an appeals court will need to resolve the case. It reads in part:

We’re disappointed the jury was unable to see key evidence and hear testimony from the most important witness… Hulk Hogan’s best friend Bubba the Love Sponge—who made the tape and offered up his wife in the first place—originally told his radio listeners that Hulk Hogan knew he was being taped. The jury was only able to hear a questionable version of events. Bubba should have been required to appear in court and explain what really happened.

Gawker owns several other popular online news sites, including the gadget site Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Kotaku, Jezebel, and Jalopnik. The company employs about 250 people and has been majority-owned by Denton since it was founded. He recently took outside investment for the first time to be able to pay for this litigation and possible damages.

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Gawker IS a Cyber-Stalker

Hulk Hogan Vs. Gawker Case Raises Historical Issue of Cyber-Stalking Protections

By Andrea Le Chen

Google and Gawker Media are financial and political partners. Together, they have made hundreds of millions of dollars off of the U.S. Government. They pay each other for “services”. They have been found to have wired quite a lot of cash back and forth to each other.

That’s right. Your taxpayer dollars end up in their bank accounts via subsidies, loans, cash contracts and payola from elected officials that they each take money from and give money to. This isn’t a theory. The federal records, campaign disclosures and beneficiary records prove this to be true.

Now, you have Hulk Hogan, who made a few million dollars as a wrestler getting harassed, “cyber-stalked”, getting digitally humiliated and losing his income and brand value because a multi-BILLION dollar bully, funded in part by U.S. taxpayer dollars, attacked him. Gawker set him up and Google amplified it around the globe in a permanent manner in order to make money off of the “clicks” and “eyeballs”.

While many say the case is “really about privacy” it is also about the balance of power and the fairness of justice. If a millionaire is attacked by a multi-billion dollar entity because they wish to harm him, is the justice that the attacker gets from the attack-ee fair? Some main-stream members of the public may immediately give low credence to Hogan because of the “millionaire” label. In fact, Hogan made his money over many decades and the few million he made had to be parsed out over decades for him to survive, feed the wife and kids and fly to promotional events. A few million doesn’t last that long these days.

Let’s shift gears to the poor people whose lives Nick Denton and Gawker Media have destroyed. Denton has hundreds of millions of dollars squirreled away overseas in the Cayman Islands and Eastern Bloc tax hide-aways. He has destroyed the lives of a number of people who make less money than the average grocery clerk.

Gawker Media has taken regular people who are writers, reporters, bloggers, game reviewers, engineers, programmers and other regular folks from low-income to bankruptcy simply because those regular people expressed an opinion that Nick Denton’s political clients did not like.

Hogan has a few more resources than the average person but not that much more. A lawsuit with Gawker will drain the last of his savings.

Whether or not you like wrestlers, muscles or entertainment TV the person should not be the moral issue for you.

The issue is: Should corporate bullies get to cyber-stalk people and destroy their lives out of political vengeance and ideological retribution?

Should a publicly financed, tax shielded (also a form for public finance) corporation, with a hundred million times more resources than an individual taxpayer, get to use their corporate rights to destroy individual taxpayers because they either disagree with those taxpayers, or because those taxpayers reported a crime that those corporations engaged in?

This case is not simply about a wrestler, it is about all of society wrestling with the human right to privacy and the human right to be protected from cyber-stalking by massively out of control government-sponsored bullies.

Hulk Hogan and The Set-up That Gawker Did On Him

Hulk Hogan sex tape trial against Gawker set to begin
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Hogan sued Gawker after it published parts of a video made with the wife of radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge Clem in 2012. USA TODAY Sports

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – After years of wrangling, a legal fight will play out in a Florida courtroom between former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and the news and gossip website Gawker over a sex tape the celebrity made with the wife of radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.
The ex-wrestler, whose legal name is Terry Bollea, sued Gawker after it published parts of the video in 2012. The video was recorded in 2006. He says his privacy was violated, but Gawker says the publication was a legitimate scoop because Hogan had talked openly about his sex life before.
Hogan is seeking $100 million from Gawker for posting the video of him and Heather Cole, the ex-wife of Clem, Hogan’s one-time friend.
Last June, Gawker founder Nick Denton told The Associated Press the fight for the right to publish the video was an important one, both for his news organization and the First Amendment. Denton says Gawker had the right to publish the edited video because Hogan talked in detail about his sex life before the video’s release, which made the story newsworthy.
“I care about the readers having the right to know both sides of a story,” he said. “Readers should also have the right to get the story behind the celebrity story.”
It’s still unknown how the video surfaced in the media. Although it was delivered to Gawker anonymously in 2012, other celebrity gossip sites had mentioned the video and at least one published photos.
Gawker posted a one-minute, 41-second clip from the full, 30-minute video.

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Confidential files in Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit remain sealed
The years-long lead-up to the trial has been messy, with attorneys for Hogan accusing Gawker’s lawyers of releasing confidential information to the media from the video. Some of that information included Hogan making racist remarks. Hogan suffered swift backlash; World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. severed ties with him. In a statement, Hogan apologized for using “offensive language.”
Gawker denied that its lawyers leaked the information and said that many people had copies of the video, along with the audio and the transcript.
Hogan, perhaps the biggest star in WWE’s five-decade history, was the main draw for the first WrestleMania in 1985 and was a fixture for years in its signature event, facing everyone from Andre The Giant and Randy Savage to The Rock and even company chairman Vince McMahon.
He won six WWE championships and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 by Sylvester Stallone.
But he was able to transcend his “Hulkamania” fan base to become a celebrity outside the wrestling world, appearing in numerous movies and television shows, including a reality show about his life on VH1, “Hogan Knows Best.”

Hulk Hogan Discovers Nick Denton and Gawker Hiding Dirty Money In Europe

Hulk Hogan Discovers Nick Denton and Gawker Hiding Dirty Money In Europe

### Nick Denton has a secret cash stash overseas

### Is this payola money from Denton’s “Hit-Jobs”?
### “Following the money may lead to kick-backs from Washington, DC.

Hulk accuses Gawker chief of hiding millions to avoid payout

Gawker’s stated net worth of $83 million seems as phony as a WWE bout — and Hulk Hogan’s lawyers want access to confidential documents to try to prove it, according to court papers.

The gossip site and its owner, Nick Denton, last month were ordered to pay the pro wrestler $140 million for violating his privacy by posting a sex tape involving him and a then-friend’s wife.

But Denton may try to get out of paying a required $50 million bond and the final judgment by lying about his and the company’s worth, the documents charge.

Denton, who is Hungarian and British, appears to have hidden millions of dollars in Gawker profits through inflated licensing fees to a Hungary-based sister company, the documents charge.

In my opinion, it’s very hypocritical that Mr. Denton continues to cloak himself in the Constitution while it also appears he’s expatriating great sums of money to Eastern Europe, potentially to avoid taxation and creditor issues,” Hogan’s lawyer, David Houston, told The Post.

In a Florida courtroom in March, the jury was told that Gawker is worth only $83 million, while Denton’s net worth is $121 million — largely based on his shares in Gawker’s parent company, Gawker Media Group Inc.

GMGI is valued at $267 million; Denton has a $117 million portion of it.

Gawker has refused to give up a document called a “transfer pricing study” that would determine whether the fees are inflated, citing lawyer-client privilege, according to court papers.

Gawker has claimed that the $140 million jury award would be “ruinous” to its business, in a bid to get the judge to slash the amount to less than $2 million.

Yet its own pitch book for investors reveals a rosier future: Gawker’s growth plan is to increase its operating income from $6.7 million in 2014 to $43 million in 2019.

Gawker has responded in court papers that a major international law firm, Mayer Brown, “analyzed the appropriate arm’s-length pricing for the royalty payable by Gawker to [subsidiary company] Kinja with respect to the intellectual property.”

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How Nick Denton and Gawker Media Got Hired By The White House to try to “erase” me and many other citizens

How Nick Denton and Gawker Media Got Hired By The White House to try to “erase” me and many other citizens

No, I am not Hulk Hogan, Sarah Palin, Sean Parker, Mitt Romney, Charlie Sheen, Cheryl Attkisson or one of the thousands of celebrities whose lives Gawker has also destroyed for profit. I am just a low- level blue collar worker. I am not affiliated with any political party. I am a taxpaying voter in America that was on a “take-down “ list, produced, I am told (told by CBS News, the FBI, The GAO, Washington Post, numerous Senate senior staff, etc…) by the White House press office.

I had worked on a federal program and was asked by one of the above agencies to testify in the investigation of some corrupt politicians. I answered the questions for the investigators and then went on about my business. I was not in trouble. I was just asked to help out. A Senator, or two, had done some crimes with White House campaign financiers and the three-letter agencies were trying to catch them.

The White House knew this would come back on them after the FBI raid of Solyndra. They did not want anybody to be able to get any air-time, about this story, with the Press so they ordered up some character assassination attacks, known as “hit-jobs”, on about 50 people whose credibility they wanted to evaporate in order to keep them off of the news. The Obama White House really, especially, hates the media but it super hates pundits. It wanted all 50 of these regular folks wiped out before they had a chance to hold any “credibility points” in a news interview.

The White House press office always sends out polite little press releases about lighting the National Christmas Tree, saving the Thanksgiving turkey and other low-controversy bits. When Jay Carney, Josh Ernest or Robert Gibbs, in the White House, want to put some nasty news in the papers, they send it over to a guy named Nick Denton. He owns a defamation empire, based on tabloid journalism, called: Gawker Media

To begin to understand the vile lack of morality on display by Mr. Denton, simply type “Gawker Sucks” into duckduckgo.com, reddit.com, voat.co or searx.me

TAKI MAGAZINE published a right-on-the-nose profile of Denton:

Gawker Media: Hypocrites vs. Douchecanoes, by Matt Forney, For TAKI MAG.com

…In 2002, a failed British journalist named Nick Denton started Gawker, a bitchy gossip blog run out of his Manhattan apartment. Over 10 years later, Gawker and its sister sites have become the biggest names in clickbait “journalism,” pulling down millions of visitors a month and making its owner a millionaire several times over. The secret to Denton’s success? He took the aggressive, lynch mob mentality of British tabloids, which specialize in ruining people’s lives, and injected it

into America’s comparatively placid, Oprahfied media market.

In particular, Gawker, Jezebel, Valleywag, and their sister sites specialize in witch hunts: digital vigilantism against those who fail to keep up with leftist orthodoxy. Geoffrey Miller, Pax Dickinson, Justine Tunney, Violentacrez: the list of people whom Gawker has garroted for “racism” or “misogyny” could fill a phone book. With an army of Twitter twits behind it, Gawker Media truly is the moral

majority of the left, instigating mob action against those who sin against the religion of tolerance. Gawker’s provocations are even encouraging real-world violence now, as Valleywag’s overfed man-baby of an editor Sam Biddle eggs on attacks against San Francisco tech workers from the safety of the East Coast.

Which makes the revelation that Denton has been allowing trolls to terrorize his female employees all the more delicious.” For the past few months, 4chan has been engaged in a trolling operation against Jezebel, posting pictures of rape and gore

porn in the comments section. Despite the fact that these shocking and disgusting images are stressing out staffers to the point where they’re developing PTSD, Denton has steadfastly refused to do anything about the problem. Jezebel’s staffrecently snapped and posted an open letter on the site demanding that Gawker Media do something, calling 4chan’s trolling “a very real and immediate threat to the mental health of Jezebel’s staff and readers.”

“Fat chance of this happening, however. As others have pointed out, Gawker Media’s business model depends on getting clicks; indeed, their writers are paid according to how many page views their articles get. Since comments help drive traffic to

websites, fighting 4chan’s rape porn trolling will reduce Gawker’s profitability. Not only that, Google itself ranks web pages according to how many comments they have, as comments are extremely difficult to fake. Fewer comments means a lower page rank, which translates into less search traffic and less money for Denton to blow on exotic vacations with his boy-toy hubby. If Gawker Media was willing to testify in federal court as to why they should be allowed to rip off their interns, you can bet your bottom peso that they aren’t going to do jack about this.”

…And there’s the punch line. Gawker Media, the company that gets people fired from their jobs for making “sexist” jokes, has been creating a hostile work environment for its women staffers for months. They’re the leftist equivalent of a priest who rails against homosexuality only to be caught molesting altar boys in the confessional booths. In staying silent on this for so long, Dodai Stewart, Lindy West, and Jezebel’s other star employees have shown themselves to be frauds. They don’t care about feminism,“fat shaming,” or whatever cause they’re screeching about today; all they care about is money and power. And now we have the proof.

http://takimag.com/article/gawker_media_hypocrites_vs_douchecanoes/

So investigators now know that the White House had it’s campaign financiers at Google, Kleiner Perkins, Tesla, Solyndra, and other corporate fronts, wire money to Gawker and Nick Denton bank accounts, and bypass tax evasion over-sight, in exchange for producing, authoring and publishing hit jobs on people that the White House did not like. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs didn’t like to get his hands dirty but he loved to dirty up the reputations of others with his push-button defamation system.

In the Article: “Everybody Sucks- Gawker and the rage of the creative underclass” in New York Magazine, investigator Vanessa Grigoriadis ( http://nymag.com/news/features/39319/ ) uncovers the warped and twisted world that powers Gawker Media. She describes the rooms full of sexually confused, abused-looking, tattooed 22 year olds, full of rage and hate, that Denton cruises for in Manhattan. Denton seems to hire the most socially disturbed individuals he can find. He then routes their social angst and ennui into the attack articles that he asks them to undertake. Denton’s trick is to convince these confused teenagers that his client’s enemies are these kids enemies. He uses anger re-direction to create his own little army of Denton-ian Hitler Youth.

So Denton/Gawker generate the hatchet job article, carefully reviewed by millions of dollars of lawyers to make sure that they can use the SLAPP laws and the First Amendment to shock, destroy and “kill” their target with impunity.

That is only the beginning of the attack. The White House likes it’s meat fried.

Via pre-coordinated synchronization with Gawker, White House financier and business partner: Google, locks the attacks into the top lines of the front page of every Google search on Earth, FOREVER. If it is a Gawker attack, Google will refuse to remove the links even if you use every legal resource in the book. Google and Gawker are the same bunch of people when it comes to banking and finances. They even send tens of millions of dollars to each other.

Then Google embeds the attack into every background search, HR database and recruiter search system on Earth. You will never get a job again. Google coordinates this with Gawker’s servers. For extra fun, Google hides code in the attack links that says that the links are “facts” and not “just opinions”.

In my case, and many others, Gawker, Google and the White House fax and email the attack links to your employer with a message to the effect of: “look, this guy works for you, You better get rid of him now or else you will get a hit job article on your company.” You then get frog-marched out of your job, in the middle of the day, with no notice, and no explanation. You, much later, find out it was because your employer was contacted by the hit-jobbers.

Who can you report this too?

The FBI? Not so much, they work for the White House.

The GAO? They have no powers of arrest and are only allowed to write reports.

The OSC? They have no powers of arrest and are only allowed to write reports.

The IRS? Uhm.. Lois Lerner

The U.S. Congress? They only are allowed to have committees to discuss things and have no powers of arrest.

The Attorney General? He is a business partner with the White House and co-invests with those Silicon Valley campaign financiers.

The Auditor General? He is afraid to lose his pension so he stonewalls everything.

The court system? Good luck finding the 4+ years and five million dollars of costs you will need to keep that case going.

Our team talked to over 100 law enforcement agencies and offices. They either reported to the very people we were reporting about, or they didn’t want to put their pensions at risk.

So, since, no American citizen has any public policy representative, or law enforcement resource, to stand up for them, who is our new Great White Hope?

HULK HOGAN for gods sakes!

He is the only guy in America with the nuts to stand up to these guys.

Isn’t America great?

Gawker Pleads For Mercy As Court Finds Denton “Disgusting”

Gawker pleas for mercy as punitive phase begins. Gawker editor found to be student loan mooch.

– NICK DENTON AND GAWKER’S CAYMAN ISLANDS BANK ACCOUNTS TO BE INVESTIGATED IN CURRENT AND UPCOMING CASES

by Tom Kludt   @tomkludt FOR CNN

Lawyers for Gawker Media pleaded for mercy before a Florida jury that met Monday to consider adding punitive damages to the $115 million they already ordered be given to ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan.

When the six jurors returned to a St. Petersburg courtroom in the afternoon for the punitive damages phase of Hogan’s invasion of privacy trial, they were asked to consider the net worth of Gawker, its founder Nick Denton and former editor A.J. Daulerio.

For the company, that’s $83 million, and for Denton, the figure is $121 million, Judge Pamela Campbell told the jurors. Daulerio has no assets, but owes $27,000 in student loans.

The jury of four women and two men determined on Friday that Gawker Media should pay Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, $115 million for violating his privacy by publishing excerpts from his sex tape in 2012.

Hogan sued Gawker Media, Denton and Daulerio. Attorneys for the former professional wrestler argued that he suffered as a result of Gawker’s post.

The jury agreed, awarding Hogan $60 million for emotional distress and $55 million for economic injury. Now they will decide whether to tack on an additional amount in punitive damages.

Hogan attorney Kenneth Turkel urged the jurors to “make a statement” with punitive damages, and to use the $115 million they awarded as a “guideline.”

Related: Hulk Hogan awarded $115 million in Gawker sex tape case

“You send the message,” Turkel said.

“Literally everything was done with a complete and reckless disregard and intent to harm this man,” he added, referring to Hogan.

(Nick Denton, who openly described his love for attractive young men)

Gawker attorney Michael Berry’s closing argument amounted to a mercy defense, saying “an additional punishment is unnecessary.”

He said the verdict returned last week will be “financially devastating” to Denton, and could bring “financial ruin” to Daulerio. The $115 million awarded to Hogan “exceeds the value of the entire company by $30 million,” Berry said.

Related: Documents the Hulk Hogan jury didn’t get to see

And he told the jurors that their decision will have far reaching implications on the entire news media industry.

“Your verdict will send a chill down the spine of writers, producers and publishers throughout the country,” Berry said.

Related: How does Gawker survive Hulk Hogan verdict?

When the arguments were finished, jurors were allowed to submit questions, as they have throughout the trial.

The lone query, likely prompted by Daulerio’s financial standing, came from a female juror who wondered if community service could be imposed in lieu of punitive damages. The answer was no.

CNNMoney (St. Petersburg, Florida)

Another Gawker Client Who Orders “Hit-Jobs”: John Doerr

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AND HIS FRIENDS:

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THE INSIDE SCOOP:

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One of Gawker’s “Client’s” for “Special Services”: Tom Perkins

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A Tribute To Nick Denton and The Character Assassins of Gawker Media


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Nick Denton Gets “Out-ed”!

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NBC Rock Center 7 March 2012 Feature On Gawker Media’s Nick Denton

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Young boy throws brick through Nick Denton’s window and charges Denton sexually abuses him


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Oct 9, 2012 – LOVE HURTS. Angry Ex Threw A Brick Through Gay Gawker Honcho Nick Denton’s Window · Share on … “Yep, love is messy.” Photo: Dave …

Cash-strapped Nick Denton puts Soho apartment on the market | New …

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May 28, 2016 – The Web site’s founder, Nick Denton, has put his swanky Soho abode on the rental … Page Six once reported that a disgruntled ex-lover of Denton’s now-husband once threw a brick into the apartment’s second-story window.

Nick Denton’s window dented by jealous ex | Page Six

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Oct 8, 2012 – Gadfly Gawker Media head Nick Denton recently changed his Facebook status … Sources say an angry ex of his new boyfriend tossed a brick through the window of Denton’s SoHo loft building … “Yep, love is messy,” he added.

Nick Denton: ‘Yep, Love is Messy’ | Observer

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Oct 9, 2012 – Apparently, after Denton changed his Facebook status to. … Angry Ex Threw A Brick Through Gay Gawker Honcho Nick Denton’s Window.

New York Daily News Reports Nick Denton Is Getting Married – Gawker

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May 15, 2013 – One of Washington’s former romantic partners, the Daily News reports, is said to have thrown a brick through the window of Denton’s apartment …

Hulk Hogan Crushes Nick Denton’s Nuts

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Gawker Files For Bankruptcy To Delay Paying Hulk Hogan, Agrees To A Sale

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Gawker Media founder Nick Denton (Photo: Steve Nesius/AP)

Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, following a series of lawsuits that were secretly funded by billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel. In March, Gawker lost one of those suits to former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, who was awarded a $140 million judgment after a jury ruled that the company had invaded his privacy by publishing his sex tape with his friend’s wife in 2012.

The New York-based media company submitted its paperwork to a U.S. bankruptcy court in New York after a Florida judge declined to issue a stay, which would have allowed Gawker to avoid immediately paying the judgment as it works on an appeal. FORBES first reported last month that early Facebook FB -0.07% investor and board member Thiel had been quietly helping to cover Hogan’s legal fees in an attempt to severely punish or perhaps bring an end to Gawker.

When asked about bankruptcy by FORBES in an interview earlier this month, Gawker CEO and founder Denton said that the company was considering “all its options.” Denton and his family still maintain majority control of Gawker Media. On Friday, the company announced that it entered into an asset purchase agreement with global media firm, Ziff Davis, though other bids may come in a bankruptcy court supervised auction. Multiple outlets reported that Ziff Davis had made an offer of less than $100 million for “seven media brands and other assets.”

“Even with his billions, Thiel will not silence our writers,” Denton tweeted. “Our sites will thrive—under new ownership—and we’ll win in court.”

A spokesperson for Thiel declined to comment.

The Chapter 11 filing should have little immediate impact on the company’s current operations though it adds another twist to a saga that has been full of them. In January, Gawker sold a minority stake to Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg and his Columbus Nova Technology Partners in anticipation for the lawsuit from Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea. This March, following a two-week trial, a jury awarded Hogan $115 million, an amount that was bolstered by an additional $25 million for punitive damages.

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In May, FORBES discovered that Thiel had been bankrolling Hogan’s lawyers, who had filed at least three other lawsuits against Gawker since the beginning of the year. One of those lawsuits included a second on behalf of Hogan, who alleged extortion surrounding the publication of his sex tape.

Gawker filed for bankruptcy on Friday following the judge’s refusal to grant a stay. A person close to the company said that the filing allows the company to delay claims from any creditors and court judgments, giving Gawker time to restructure and hold off on paying Hogan and his lawyers. That person also said there are other potential bidders who will likely make offers in the coming months for the company.

Last month, Denton told FORBES that the company did not have the money to cover the judgment from the Hogan case. The company ended 2015 at breakeven on $50 million in revenue, and would have been profitable if not for legal fees. Denton said that the company has spent about $10 million in defending itself against the Hogan case alone. He also added that 2016 will also likely end up in the red due to legal fees.

It’s unclear what other buyers will come in for Gawker, though last month at a conference in Los Angeles, Denton was seen meeting with a senior vice president at Univision. It was reported earlier that Univision was looking to invest or possibly buy the company outright. “During the sale process, [Gawker] will maintain normal operations, publishing news and opinion on technology, politics and other interests to its 6 million readers each weekday, and providing advertisers with access to this desirable audience,” the company said in a statement. It also called the lawsuits funded by Thiel “a coordinated barrage.”

FORBES also reported that earlier this year a New York M&A lawyer contacted multiple former Gawker employees. That individual said he was representing a Silicon Valley billionaire who was interested in taking over Gawker. Some of those who were contacted suspected that Thiel was behind the effort. A spokesperson for Thiel declined to comment.

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Prove That Gawker Media Is A Hired “Hit-Job” Character Assassin:

The public media reports that Nick Denton runs Gawker Media which manages a number of facade websites which pretend to be separate “magazines.

Denton, along with his “cabin boys”: John Cook, Adrian Covert, John Herrman, Gabrielle Darbyshire, and the rest of Denton’s attack squadron of questionable characters, receive compensation from White House officials, DNC operatives and campaign financiers in order to provide defamation, brand negation, tax evasion, Google-rigging and character assassination services against journalists, politicians, celebrities and entrepreneurs who Denton’s character assassination clients are not brave enough to stand up to face-to-face. Many articles now provide evidence that Nick Denton may be a sociopath who suffers from regressive symptomatic angst over the refusal of society to tolerate his desire for young boys. Scientists feel that Denton lashes out at the world through his media empire and by soliciting equally disturbed youngsters to work in his warehouse in Soho. The young lad who threw a brick into Denton’s window has publicly decried Denton’s abuses. Denton’s interns have sued him. All of the targets that Denton attacked in Gawker, Gizmodo, Defamer, Valleywag, and the rest of his fake brands, have said, in their lawsuits, that they were never contacted ahead of time or even interviewed prior to the publishing of the hatchet jobs against them.  Denton just makes up shit about people and publishes it, according to every victim.

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Many believe that the defamation attack on Hulk Hogan was a political attack to seek to destroy Hulk Hogan’s brand so that Hogan could never become a political spokesperson

In another attack by Gawker Media Denton was contracted to destroy the witnesses, including the person known as “Witness 111”, in a federal embezzlement case, known as “The Cleantech Crash” which cost American taxpayers over $200 Billion dollars in losses as shown in this 60 Minutes Episode:

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One has to ask: “Since Denton and Gawker Media had never written stories about the victims before, why did Denton suddenly do hatchet job articles on individuals with no public importance other than the fact that they gave testimony in a federal criminal investigation unless the hatchet jobs, that Gawker produced were contracted defamations by campaign financiers and corrupt elected officials?”

To date, Gawker Media and Google (Both working as part of the same campaign financiers and beneficiaries) have expended over FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS on character assassination attacks on Witness 111 as part of the retribution against Witness 111 for his help with the law enforcement investigation of Gawker Media, Google and the political officials those companies engaged in quid-pro-quo with.

The victims, their families, friends, associates and supportive public interest agencies have sworn to pursue the attackers permanently until justice is achieved and the compensation for the damages caused by the attacks has been paid to the victims; no matter how long it takes!

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Denton has attacked Peter Thiel, Sean Parker, Sandy Montenegro, The Palin Family, Mitt Romney, Gamers, Women, and hundreds of unknown and innocent taxpayers simply based on “kill orders” that Denton’s client’s deliver to Denton.

Now Jill Stein Thinks Wi-Fi Might Be Hurting Kids

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Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President, has already said there are “real questions” about whether vaccines cause autism in children. Now a video has surfaced where Stein says that wi-fi in schools might be harming kids.

Stein is really turning out to be the anti-science candidate in this election. And it’s a competitive field, since Trump denies climate change!

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We’ve transcribed the portion of the video where they discuss wi-fi and computer screens below. The video appears to date from March of 2016.

Person from crowd: My school district is rapidly moving towards one-to-one computers. Can you speak to the health issues? [inaudible with clapping]

Jill Stein: Wonderful, health issues… social issues… you name it. But to be staring at screens… we already know that kids who get put in front of TVs instead of interacting, this is not good in all kinds of ways. And it’s just not good for their cognitive, it’s not good for their social development, I mean, that is incredible that kids in kindergarten… We should be moving away from screens at all levels of education, not moving into them.

And this is another corporate ruse. This is another gimmick to try to make a buck. To make big bucks in fact. And education, and teachers, and communities suffer. So we need to stand up to that.

Person from crowd: What about the wireless?

Jill Stein: We should not be subjecting kids’ brains especially to that. And we don’t follow that issue in this country, but in Europe where they do, they have good precautions around wireless—maybe not good enough, because it’s very hard to study this stuff. We make guinea pigs out of whole populations and then we discover how many die. And this is like the paradigm for how public health works in this country and it’s outrageous, you know.

To be clear, wi-fi has not been shown to harm humans in any way. Jill Stein is not the protest vote you’re looking for.

[Hattip to Jason Emory Parker on Twitter]

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They have delayed arrest and interdiction by their record-breaking bribes to White House, Senate, Sacramento, Bay Area and Regulatory officials but the global media clearly and carefully documents their criminal actions. Over a million news articles can be found online detailing the overt and obvious violations of the law, morality and common ethics. They are, momentarily, being protected from prosecution by corrupt officials but the public has seen through that facade and they have become the butt of social jokes and expose’ TV shows ( See: http://thesacramentocaper.wordpress.com and https://videos.files.wordpress.com/wNlHgLlK/the-cleantech-crash_high_fmt1.ogv and http://www.hbo.com/silicon-valley )

 

 

Documents and materials have been distributed to enforcement organizations in a manner which guarantees interdiction potential, lawsuits are being filed against this Cartel and the public is working to identify and legally terminate the assets of the criminal participants who acquired “unjust gain”, according to the U.S. Treasury investigators “…at the expense of the taxpayers!”…”

 

 

 

 

The friends and families of mysteriously dead Silicon Valley men including Gary D. Conley, Rajeev Motwani, Forrest Hayes, Brian M. Finn, Ravi Kumar, and others connected to run-ins with the PayPal Mafia want answers.

 

 

In an election year, the voters want answers from the men financing major candidates and controlling the digital news about those candidates. The IRS wants to know why it isn’t getting the billions of dollars it was expecting. The U.S. Congress wants to know who is trying to rig the U.S. Congress.

 

 

Many are asking questions but, so far, few answers are showing up. This new push for transparency and accountability could not be coming at a better time in U.S. history.

 

 

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Gawker Media founder Nick Denton files for personal bankruptcy

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton has filed for personal bankruptcy in the wake of Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel’s proxy war against the news organization and its individual journalists.

Gawker filed for bankruptcy itself in June. “[I]t’s a disturbing to live in a world in which a billionaire can bully journalists because he didn’t like the coverage,” wrote Denton in a memo to staff on Monday.

Thiel, a Donald Trump supporter, was the clandestine source of funding behind pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s suit against the site, which published a sex tape featuring Hogan and the wife of a friend. Hogan was awarded $140m in damages and costs by a Florida jury in March.

Thiel has said he has backed other lawsuits brought against Gawker.

The tech billionaire has himself been the frequent subject of Gawker stories. Gawker-owned Valleywag outed Thiel as gay in 2007. Thiel had not tried to hide his sexuality but considered it a private matter. In 2009 he described Valleywag as “the Silicon Valley equivalent of al-Qaida”, because of its negative coverage of the tech sector.

With writer AJ Daulerio, Denton is jointly liable for the $140m judgment. Denton is also responsible for an additional $10m. Though Gawker is appealing the decision, the nature of Florida law requires the defendants to pay the fine immediately. A Lakeland, Florida judge last week denied an appeal by Denton to stay the judgment until Gawker could marshal its appeal.

“This is a company founded by a journalist, built around a journalistic mission, beholden only to readers,” Denton said in his memo. “We can be proud that we survived and prospered as an independent company for more than a decade, and have a second act ahead of us, under the shelter finally of a larger media company. Gawker endures.”

“I refuse to believe that journalism means massive privacy violations,” Thiel told the New York Times in May. Thiel’s investments in Silicon Valley are many; at the moment, he is reported to be interested in parabiosis, the process of transfusing the blood of younger people into one’s veins of clients in order to prolong life. Jason Camm, chief medical officer at Thiel Capital, contacted a parabiosis startup called Ambrosia according to a report in Inc last year.

Gawker posted additional unpublished excerpts from the Inc interview today.

Federal Court Now Calls Nick Denton a “LIAR”!

A Florida judge said Gawker founder Nick Denton “misled” the court about the value of his company — and punished him by ruling that Hulk Hogan could start seizing his assets.

Denton told Judge Pamela Campbell in June that Gawker Media Group, Inc. was worth $276 million.

He didn’t have the cash to post the $50 million bond required to appeal the $140 million verdict awarded to Hogan, so he offered his stock in Gawker instead.

Denton said that his 30 percent stake in Gawker was worth $81 million.

The $81 million figure was “used to give [Hogan] and this court the impression that the stock had significant value,” Campbell says in a decision released Friday.

Based on that representation Campbell agreed to the offer—only to learn later that the stock was worth closer to $30 million.

“Mr Denton…misled this court in connection with [his] pledge of Gawker Media Group, Inc. stock by concealing material information about the value of that stock which a reasonable person, under the circumstances, should have disclosed,” Campbell says in the order.

What Denton did not disclose is that he’d already prepared to file bankruptcy on behalf of Gawker and had pledged to sell the company for just $90 million.

That sale price meant that Denton’s share was worth under $30 million—not the $81 million he cited to the court.

“These are all material facts affecting the value of the stock Mr. Denton and Mr. Daulerio pledged,” Campbell says in the ruling.

“The integrity of the civil litigation process depends on truthful disclosure of facts. Revealing only some of the facts does not constitute truthful disclosure,” she writes.

In Friday’s ruling the judge found that the new, $30 million value of Denton’s stock “is not adequate” for the bond.

So she ruled that Hogan can start collecting on the jury award.

Hogan’s attorney, David Houston, said his client “will do all within his power to enforce his judgment against” Denton.

Denton plans to ask an appeals court for an emergency stay of Judge Campbell’s ruling.

“I have to say that I think the court really got this one wrong,” Denton said. “The $81 million company valuation the court relied on was Hogan’s valuation. We told the court they did not know what the company’s shares would be worth.

“There was no misrepresentation,” he said.

Gawker’s Denton Can’t Halt Hulk Hogan From Enforcing Verdict

July 29, 2016 — 1:28 PM PDT Updated on July 29, 2016 — 2:52 PM PDT
  • Media executive misled court about company value, judge says
  • Court frees pro wrestler to try to seize Denton’s assets

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton lost his latest bid to halt enforcement of the $140 million verdict won by Hulk Hogan in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit, according to a court document provided by the former pro wrestler’s attorney.

Florida Judge Pamela Campbell said Friday that she would let Hogan try to collect the jury award — in part because Denton misled her at a June 10 hearing about the value of his company stock. 

Typically, the loser of a lawsuit has to turn over money or something valuable to the court while pursuing an appeal. Denton had told the court at the hearing that he would use stock in Gawker worth $81 million as security to guarantee payment of the jury verdict. But the media company had, just the day before, approved resolutions to put itself into bankruptcy. 

Also, in May, a potential buyer had offered to make an opening bid of $90 million for the company’s assets, meaning Denton’s shares would be worth much less than what the court was told.

The judge said Denton hid “material information about the value of that stock which a reasonable person, under similar circumstances, should have disclosed.”

Gregg Thomas, an attorney for Denton, referred questions to Gawker’s First Amendment lawyer Seth Berlin, who didn’t immediately return a call for comment. Denton has said that allowing Hogan to collect while appeals of the verdict are pending threatens guarantees of freedom of the press.

For now, Gawker’s bankruptcy in Manhattan federal court protects it from enforcement of the Hogan verdict.  The federal judge refused to extend that shield to Denton, who would have to file his own bankruptcy to put the brakes on collection efforts against him personally.

A jury found that Denton and a former Gawker editor, A.J. Daulerio, invaded Hogan’s privacy by publishing video excerpts of the wrestler having sex with a friend’s wife.

Hogan’s attorney David Houston said Denton may try to get an appeals court in Florida to halt collection. If that effort fails, Hogan could file court papers by Monday in New York, where Denton’s assets are located, that will enable him to collect, Houston said.

While protected from Hogan in bankruptcy, Gawker plans to sell itself at a court-supervised auction. Ziff Davis has agreed to open with a $90 million bid and to keep Denton on if it wins. Under bankruptcy court rules, Hogan’s judgment would be treated as an unsecured claim against Gawker, meaning he stands to collect a share of the sale proceeds only after more senior creditors are paid in full.

The case is Bollea v. Gawker Media LLC, 12012447-CI-011 (Florida 6th Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County). The bankruptcy case is In re Gawker Media LLC, 16-11700, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).

 

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Google Anal Sex Scandals Get Even Weirder

Ex-stripper describes 13-year nightmare as tech titan’s sex slave

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A Silicon Valley Google venture capitalist has been sued for $40 million by a woman who claims he used her as a virtual sex slave for 13 years.

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Michael Goguen, who had worked for a firm that funded Google and Paypal, “sexually and physically” abused Amber Laurel Baptiste over more than 13 years after picking her up at a Texas strip club, her lawsuit alleges.

Baptiste, who claims she was brought to the United States from Canada by human traffickers at 15, said she endured “countless hours of forced sodomy” from the tech titan.

The former stripper said Goguen made her endure demeaning sexual acts, sodomized her for “six hours at a time,” and forced her to call him “king” and “emperor.”

Filed in San Mateo County, Calif., on March 8, her suit details a life of torture and servitude as she was jetting around the globe to serve as the millionaire’s plaything.

She claims Goguen had promised to save her from human trafficking but instead became an even worse predator himself.

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Goguen, who was forced to step down from his position at Sequoia Capital, did not deny that the two had a sexual relationship but insisted the sex was consensual.

He filed a countersuit against Baptiste claiming she is an “exotic dancer . . . looking for a payday.”

The venture capitalist said Baptiste was obsessed with him and sought to extort him because she was jealous of his wife.

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In his countersuit, Goguen provides pages of texts and emails in which she apparently refers to him as “Prince Charming,” “My Beautiful Love” and “the sweetest man in the world.”

The suit includes Bapiste’s descriptions of the “amazing sex” the two had together and photos that she allegedly sent him in which she is seen playfully posing in her underwear.

Baptiste is demanding $40 million, saying the two agreed on the amount to compensate her for the horrors she had suffered.

Goguen, who has already paid her $10 million, said she is “a woman scorned” and a victim “of her own delusions.”

He claims that when he tried to end their relationship, Baptiste became bent on vengeance, threatening to ruin his life and reputation.

He said that he had no choice but to pay her the $10 million, but that she refused to relent and demanded more money.

Sequoia Capital released a statement that called Goguen’s departure from the firm the “appropriate course of action.”

A philanthropist, Goguen was lauded for donating $2 million to fight online child pornography and sex trafficking where he lives in Montana.

Goguen is not the only business leader who’s faced backlash over sexually inappropriate behavior.

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(CNN) An alleged prostitute accused in the death of a Google executive pleaded guilty on Tuesday, and was sentenced to six years in prison.

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GAWKER MEDIA’S NICK DENTON TRIES SCAM TO HIDE HIS MONEY FROM HULK HOGAN AND FAILS!!!

Bankruptcy Judge Denies Gawker’s Efforts to Shield Nick Denton from Hulk Hogan

 

A rejected injunction motion likely means personal bankruptcy for the Gawker founder.
Nick Denton  John Pendygraft-Pool/Getty Images

 

 

 

Gawker founder Nick Denton appears headed for personal bankruptcy after a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday refused to stop Hulk Hogan’s collection pursuits.

Denton had hoped that Gawker’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed on June 10 would give him temporary relief from his portion of a $140 million judgment in favor of Hogan, who prevailed in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit over the posting of a sex tape.

In conjunction with Gawker’s bankruptcy, Denton’s company brought an adversary case against its legal foes and warned that if Hogan was allowed to pursue Denton, it would distract from the planned sale of Gawker. The two sides stipulated to a temporary restraining order, but when it came time to determine whether a judge would convert this into a preliminary injunction, Hogan fought back.

On Tuesday, Denton took the witness stand and was questioned about his ongoing involvement with Gawker. He also faced cross-examination from Hogan’s lawyers about whether he was really indispensable to Gawker’s reorganization. Despite Denton’s word that he has had to reassure staff about what’s been happening at the company as well as communicate with potential bidders including stalking horse Ziff Davis, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stuart Bernstein denied the injunction motion.

Denton, who has gotten a $200,000 loan and has at least prepared bankruptcy papers, may now move quickly to file for personal bankruptcy so as to take advantage of an automatic stay that will result in pausing Hogan’s collection pursuits. Denton has testified that his main assets are Gawker stock holdings and his New York City apartment, which he recently listed for sale.

While Gawker and Denton both figure to be in bankruptcy together, the company still has hopes of overturning the Hogan judgment on appeal and battling back efforts by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, who funded the Hogan lawsuit and has reportedly made it a mission to sink the company. 

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Denton said: “As I’ve said, Peter Thiel’s vendetta against my company may well require me as well as the company to file for bankruptcy protection until the Florida appeals court can rule on the extraordinary $140 million judgment. I’m focused now on the sale process which will conclude in a month, and maintaining the value of the business. This story will conclude with Gawker Media’s popular brands sheltered under new ownership and the importance of a free and critical press reaffirmed by the courts. In the end, the Facebook board member will have nothing to show for his petty grudge other than legal expenses and a reputation for thin skin.”

July 19, 3:30 p.m.: Updated with Denton’s statement

 

 

GAWKER MEDIA’S NICK DENTON TRIES SCAM TO HIDE HIS MONEY FROM HULK HOGAN AND FAILS!!!

Bankruptcy Judge Denies Gawker’s Efforts to Shield Nick Denton from Hulk Hogan

 

A rejected injunction motion likely means personal bankruptcy for the Gawker founder.
Nick Denton  John Pendygraft-Pool/Getty Images

 

 

 

Gawker founder Nick Denton appears headed for personal bankruptcy after a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday refused to stop Hulk Hogan’s collection pursuits.

Denton had hoped that Gawker’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed on June 10 would give him temporary relief from his portion of a $140 million judgment in favor of Hogan, who prevailed in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit over the posting of a sex tape.

In conjunction with Gawker’s bankruptcy, Denton’s company brought an adversary case against its legal foes and warned that if Hogan was allowed to pursue Denton, it would distract from the planned sale of Gawker. The two sides stipulated to a temporary restraining order, but when it came time to determine whether a judge would convert this into a preliminary injunction, Hogan fought back.

On Tuesday, Denton took the witness stand and was questioned about his ongoing involvement with Gawker. He also faced cross-examination from Hogan’s lawyers about whether he was really indispensable to Gawker’s reorganization. Despite Denton’s word that he has had to reassure staff about what’s been happening at the company as well as communicate with potential bidders including stalking horse Ziff Davis, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stuart Bernstein denied the injunction motion.

Denton, who has gotten a $200,000 loan and has at least prepared bankruptcy papers, may now move quickly to file for personal bankruptcy so as to take advantage of an automatic stay that will result in pausing Hogan’s collection pursuits. Denton has testified that his main assets are Gawker stock holdings and his New York City apartment, which he recently listed for sale.

While Gawker and Denton both figure to be in bankruptcy together, the company still has hopes of overturning the Hogan judgment on appeal and battling back efforts by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, who funded the Hogan lawsuit and has reportedly made it a mission to sink the company. 

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Denton said: “As I’ve said, Peter Thiel’s vendetta against my company may well require me as well as the company to file for bankruptcy protection until the Florida appeals court can rule on the extraordinary $140 million judgment. I’m focused now on the sale process which will conclude in a month, and maintaining the value of the business. This story will conclude with Gawker Media’s popular brands sheltered under new ownership and the importance of a free and critical press reaffirmed by the courts. In the end, the Facebook board member will have nothing to show for his petty grudge other than legal expenses and a reputation for thin skin.”

July 19, 3:30 p.m.: Updated with Denton’s statement

 

 

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