Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan has settled his civil lawsuit he filed against his former friend, Florida shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge, in connection with his sex tape release that shows Hulk having sexy time with the radio star’s ex-wife Heather Clem.
The exact terms of the lawsuit settlement are confidential.
Bubba the Love Sponge, whose real name is Todd Alan Clem, issued a public apology to Hulk Hogan on his radio show today immediately after the lawsuit was settled.
The radio host will also announce the apology on his Tuesday radio show too.
In the public apology, Bubba states, “I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom.
“I am convinced [Hulk Hogan] had no knowledge that he was being taped…It is my belief that Hulk is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video’s release in any way.”
Hogan’s attorney representing him in the sex tape lawsuit, David R. Houston, says “Mr. Bollea is pleased that Mr. Clem finally stated the truth and apologized for his false statements.”
The former pro wrestler’s $100 million civil lawsuit against Gawker Media, which posted portions of the sex tape on its website, is still pending.
A federal judge denied Hogan’s petition for a temporary restraining order last week that would have required Gawker to take the one-minute snippet of the sex tape down.
There will be a hearing on Hogan’s request for an injunction that has reportedly been scheduled for November 8.
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