According to Mashable, juror Salina Stevens didn't see any remorse from Gawker Media founder Nick Denton.
He said: "I tried to not snort again, just... water just came pouring out of my eyes". The jury ruled that Gawker had violated Hogan's privacy by publishing portions of a sex tape in a 2012 blog post. Hogan said he didn't know he was being recorded.
Juror Kevin Kennedy maintained that Hogan still had a right to privacy even if he knew he was being taped, which Hogan has repeatedly denied. "They had to do what was best for business for their company, but for me, everybody that knows me knows that's not who I am".
Juror Shelby Adams told The New York Post that Denton "has just got a different moral backbone than, I think, the typical person".
Denton brought up the leaking of the photos of Jennifer Lawrence and said publishers looked at that and said that it would get some clicks, but that's not a story. But after a victory as major as this one - and given his huge popularity in the WWE Universe - seeing Hollywood Hulk Hogan back in the ring with his latest nemesis certainly would be an unforgettable sight.
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The jurors were warned by the judge in the case not to bankrupt Gawker co-founder Mark Denton, ex-editor A.J. Daulerio or the company itself, but they admitted they wanted to award Hulk more in order to "send a message" to the "arrogant" site staff. "And what they do, and how they look at the world - which to me, is very, very scary", he adds.
Hogan insisted he was unaware that he was being filmed having sex, but Denton has argued that Gawker will appeal the decision.
Denton said the suit was a convoluted attempt to cover up a separate tape, not showing sex but instead showing Hogan using racial slurs. "It was a flip remark he made at the end of the day, he was being harried by Hogan's lawyers".
"You know, [as a journalist], if you actually were feeling every single thing that a subject was feeling when a story came out, frankly, there would be no news. It was stupid. It was inappropriate to the circumstances and we paid a heavy, heavy price for it in court". Gawker said the footage was newsworthy information about a public figure, and protected by the First Amendment. Denton said it was deemed newsworthy by the higher courts and it's a news story that people are talking about, even now.