Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for a second time as he accuses them of leaking the infamous video transcript that led to his WWE exit.
The former Hall of Famer – who won $140 million in a lawsuit against the publication last month regarding his sex tape – was axed from the wrestling giants after it was revealed he had been caught on camera using racial slurs.
Now, Hogan – real name Terry Bollea – is taking the gossip website to court again, along with a Florida radio host and several other people, for allegedly leaking the transcript.
In a statement via the New York Times , his lawyer said: “Mr. Bollea said from the beginning that he would seek to hold all persons and entities fully responsible for their wrongful actions.
“This lawsuit seeks to do just that.”
Gawker – who are appealing the first lawsuit – has fired back, and continued its denial of leaking the court-protected transcripts.
In a statement, the publication said: “This is getting ridiculous… As we’ve said before and are happy to say again: Gawker did not leak the information.
“It’s time for Hulk Hogan to take responsibility for his own words, because the only person who got Hulk Hogan fired from the WWE is Hulk Hogan.”
The new lawsuit accuses the publication’s editors of passing on the transcripts to the National Enquirer – who published the comments – because the court order prevented them from doing so themselves.