Hulk Hogan Insists He Wasn't Attracted to Friend's Wife Before Sex Tape
The former wrestler also told The View he's not sure he'll ever see the $140 million payout from Gawker.
Hulk Hogan appeared on Good Morning America and The View on Wednesday to talk about his historic win in his sex-tape trial.
The former wrestler hinted he may never actually see the $140 million Gawker was ordered to pay him.
“I don't have the $140 million, it's just a piece of paper, they'll appeal it, they'll do whatever they have to do for years and years and years,” he told The View.
Hogan also had comments about Heather Cole, his partner on the sex tape. She was the wife of his best friend, Bubba the Love Sponge.
He said he was not attracted to her. “It was Bubba's wife. I had seen her five or six, seven times, they invited me one time for Thanksgiving ... I really didn't know her very well.”
On GMA, he spoke about how he ran into Gawker's founder Nick Denton in the men’s bathroom during a break in the trial.
“It is me and Nick Denton in the bathroom by ourselves. My first thought was ‘What if he just falls down and holds his neck or something?’ Who are they going to believe? My second thought was ‘If this was Wrestlemania and he was in the ring with me, it was just me and him,” he said. “Wouldn't it be fun?”
He says his daughter, Brooke, has forgiven him, as has his son, Nick.
“They've been through a lot. And they were very understanding. They love their dad,” the wrestler told Good Morning America.
Gawker's founder posted an article in which he claims emotional distress was not the real reason Hogan took the website to court.
"This case was never about the sex on the tape Gawker received, but about racist language on another, unpublished tape that threatened Hogan’s reputation and career," Denton wrote.
Hogan admits to having used the N-word on The View: “I said something horrible and I live with it forever. But that's not me, that's not who I am.”
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