It's turning into the rematch cage-match of the year.
Terry Bollea, aka wrestler Hulk Hogan, filed a new lawsuit against the blogging empire Gawker Media, some lawyers and a couple of radio personalities, claiming they conspired to leak to The National Enquirer a recording of him saying racist things about his daughter's then-boyfriend. Following the comments, World Wrestling Entertainment, the organization through which he became a household name, cut ties with him.
This is just the latest legal tussle between the former wrestling star and Gawker. In March, Hogan won more than $115 million in a Florida jury trial after claiming Gawker violated his privacy in 2012 when it published a sex tape involving him and Heather Clem, the now-estranged wife of a friend. Gawker published the tape under the headline "Even for a minute, watching Hulk Hogan have sex in a canopy bed is not safe for work but watch it anyway."
Gawker dismissed Hogan's conspiracy claims from his Monday filing, which was first reported by the New York Post. "Hulk Hogan is a litigious celebrity abusing the court system to control his public image and media coverage," the company said in a statement. "It's time for Hulk Hogan to take responsibility for his own words, because the only person who got Hulk Hogan fired from the WWE is Hulk Hogan."