Hulk Hogan sex tape defamation trial hears from journalism professor
University of Florida journalism professor Mike Foley testifies during Hulk Hogan's trial against Gawker Media Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, and his attorneys are suing Gawker for $100 million, saying his privacy was violated, and he suffered emotional distress after Gawker posted a sex tape of Hogan and his then-best friend's wife. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, Pool)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:18AM EST
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jurors in the Hulk Hogan sex video trial will likely see a cross-examination of Mike Foley, a University of Florida journalism professor, when proceedings resume.
The civil case is expected to resume at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Foley, who was called as an expert witness by Hogan's team on Wednesday, questioned the Gawker website's decision not to contact Hogan, the woman in the video or the woman's husband when it posted the video.
He added that in his opinion, the sex video was an example of "undue intrusiveness."
Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker Media for $100 million for posting the edited video showing him having sex with his then-best friend's wife. The former wrestler has said he didn't know he was being filmed when the video was made.