Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan isn’t taking the leaking of a sex tape online lying down.
After filing suit in federal court in 2011 against online gossip site Gawker for the unauthorized use of a video showing Hogan in sexual situations, Hogan had the federal lawsuit dismissed in order to refile in the state of Florida, reports TMZ.
This new legal move allows him to include the woman who appears on the tape, Heather Clem, in his revised lawsuit.
Hogan is claiming that Clem and her ex-spouse, a radio disc jockey who goes by the moniker Bubba the Love Sponge, were in cahoots and responsible for leaking the sex tape to Gawker without Hogan’s knowledge or permission. Hogan is suing Gawker and Clem for $100 million in damages.
Hogan took the action of dismissing the lawsuit he orginally filed in fall of 2011 so that he could consolidate both the website and Clem as joint defendants in his latest legal action.
Hulk’s explicit extramarital antics brought shame upon his family – and he was last year reportedly fearing more sex videos could emerge.
A source told RadarOnline: “After the first video was leaked he warned Linda, Brooke and Nick that he could have been caught on camera in the past.
“The family is absolutely mortified their name has been sullied in such a tacky way. They never imagined that Hulk could drag them into such an embarrassing situation.
“Hulk’s admission has left the family praying that their reputation isn’t further muddied – last week was a week to forget for the Hogans, including Linda’s DUI arrest.
“But only time will tell if another sex tape finds it way on the internet. The family is certainly bracing for the worst.”