Gawker Settles With Ex-Pro Wrestler Hulk Hogan for $31 Million
Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel said in May he helped fund the invasion of the privacy lawsuit filed by Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea.
6 Lessons From the Demise of Gawker
Gawker was crushed by a libel suit brought by Hulk Hogan and financed by Peter Thiel. Gawker founder Nick Denton is no victim; he did this to himself.
Besieged Gawker Media Files for Bankruptcy Protection
The company has been embroiled in an expensive legal battle with wrestler and entertainer Hulk Hogan, who is backed by wealthy investor Peter Thiel.
Peter Thiel on Gawker: 'If I Didn't Do Something, Nobody Would'
The billionaire Silicon Valley investor acknowledged that he secretly financed Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media in an effort to put the news website out of business.
Billionaire Peter Thiel Reportedly Backed Hulk Hogan's Gawker Lawsuit
Hogan in March won a $140 million jury verdict against Gawker in a privacy lawsuit stemming from a sex tape the site had published.