- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected to begin in former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media over a sex tape.

Court resumes at 9 a.m. Friday after Judge Pamela Campbell sent jurors home early Thursday while lawyers for Hogan, Gawker and media companies discussed evidence issues.

On Thursday, the Second District Court of Appeals in Lakeland, Florida, ruled that sealed documents in the case are public records and should be available to the public and the media.

Attorneys for media companies including The Associated Press were seeking to have the files unsealed.

Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker for $100 million for posting a video in 2012 of him having sex with his former best friend’s wife. Hogan contends it was a violation of his privacy.


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