Hogan sues friend, website over sex tape

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, states in lawsuits that he was secretly taped six years ago having sex with the wife of Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. Portions of the video were posted online.

TAMPA, FLA. — Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan sued a disc jockey, the DJ’s ex-wife and a gossip website Monday after a sex tape involving Hogan and the woman was posted online.

Hogan states in two lawsuits that he had consensual sex with his best friend’s wife, Heather Clem, about six years ago in the Clems’ home, but he did not know he was being secretly recorded.

“Mr. Hogan had a reasonable expectation of his privacy, just as all Americans have a reasonable expectation of their privacy in their bedrooms,” attorney Charles Harder said.

The video was posted on the online gossip site Gawker. Hogan is seeking $100 million in damages from the New York-based media company, which declined comment. It’s unclear who gave the video to Gawker.

In the suit against the Clems, Hogan claimed the video caused “severe and irreparable injury which cannot be adequately compensated by monetary damages.” Hogan is seeking the rights to the video in both lawsuits.

Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, did not comment Monday.

It’s not clear whether Hogan and Bubba the Love Sponge Clem are still friends. The Clems have since divorced.

Hogan acknowledged on various TV talk shows recently that he had sex with Heather Clem while he was married to Linda Hogan. The Hogans have also divorced.

It is illegal in Florida to record someone without their permission, but Hogan waited too long to file criminal charges.