Jurors saw video testimony from a reporter for the news website Gawker, as a trial continued for a third day in the Hulk Hogan sex video lawsuit.
On Wednesday morning, Gawker reporter A.J. Daulerio said that when he received the Hogan sex video in the mail it was “very amusing” and that he thought it was newsworthy.
He added that he did not try to contact Hogan, the woman Hogan had sex with or the woman’s husband, prior to posting an edited version of the 30-minute video.
ix-person jury may have to grapple with questions about how celebrity affects expectations of privacy.
Hogan’s attorney, David Houston, was also called to the witness stand Wednesday. He described how he sent Gawker a cease and desist letter to take the video down, and then how the video began showing up on other websites.
“I know some like to call it viral, but in this case, it was cancer,” he said.