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Hulk Hogan awarded an additional $25 million in Gawker suit

On Monday, just days after Gawker Media was ordered to pay Hulk Hogan $115 million for posting a clip in 2012 from his sex tape, a jury awarded Hogan $25 million in punitive damages.

Publisher and CEO Nick Denton and former Gawker editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio were also ordered to pay punitive damages — $10 million for Denton, and $100,000 for Daulerio, Reuters reports. The clip showed Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, having sex with the wife of his former best friend, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. Hogan testified that the encounter took place nearly 10 years ago at Clem's house, and said he had no idea it was being recorded. "I think we made history today, because I think we protected a lot of people today who may be going through what I went through," Hogan told reporters Monday. Gawker plans to appeal the decision.