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Bye Bye Gawker, don't let the door hit your ass on the way out...on second thoughts do

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pewep, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. pewep

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    Hulk hogan got $115 million from them today: www.people.com/article/hulk-hogan-awarded-115-million-in-sex-tape-trial

    Excuse me while I take out my magic crystal ball and make a few predictions -

    Chances he'll actually collect anywhere near that after lawyers and appeals = snowball's chance in satan's asshole

    Personally it pissed me off royally that they were super arrogant about posting hulk's sex tape on their site basically taunting him but when jennifer lawrence and the other celebs has their leaks, they called everyone that watched it a pervert for degrading women. I watched neither... I feel like it's important to leave that disclaimer here :p.

    Fuck your double standards. Get rekt and stay erekt.
     
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    Don't lie Pewep, you like hulks video.
     
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    I seriously wanna see no kidding....








    that how long snowball can stay i satan's butt
     
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    Gawker is owned by one of the major media corporations and has the money to pay, but I expect the site to do the Phoenix: die in a ball of flame and resurrect. Smut is all the rage.
     
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    I was actually wondering if they had the money to even pay that out. Or would they try to fight that judgement.
     
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    I would hope that Gawker media would fight the decision because it would end up going to the US Supreme court and has a strong possibility of shutting down all scam sites like Rip Off Report and pissed Consumer, and the like.

    It is because of the possibility of holding scam sites, like those named above, responsible for the content on the sites [Edit] knowingly posting defamatory posts that should or are known to be defamatory [/Edit] that I expect Gawker to fold, file bankruptcy, and reopen under a different name.
     
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    o_O I thought they'd fight it just so they wouldn't have to pay out.

    I didn't think of Gawker as similar to ROR or PC. I honestly rarely look at Gawker. They remind me a lot of TMZ or MTV: go there if you want to kill brain cells in the most asinine way possible.

    I assume, from your comment, they have a history of doing things like this to celebrities. Is this the first time they've been sued then?

     
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    Sites already have protection and this case didn't end the protection. Gawker published the sex tape themselves, which means they are liable for it, its not like if they were like [email protected] where its user submitted so no liability.
     
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    None the less, I stand by what I wrote. I could list reasons such as shill posters, advertising (prompting) posts, actively removing posts about the site and owners, failure to verify posters real identity making it impossible to trace a user for legal liability, encouraging negative and scandalous comments, and so on.

    The scandalous video was submitted by a poster in Gawker. Gawker simply chose to keep it up. [Edit] It appears that an editor at Gawker posted the tape. However, Gawker also promotes or encourages comments and likes on social media as part of the marketing strategy.

    Going to a higher court would also have effect on sites like Yelp as well.
     
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    They are definitely singing sayonara, baby. In florida you need to put up $50 million to appeal.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hulk Hogan is so lame. Even as a kid I was so bored of him. He was like the wasted vinyl from the 80s that just couldn't find the garbage can.
     
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    Gawker has been sued before:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=gawker+lawsuits&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
    https://www.google.com/search?q=gaw...q=lawsuits+filed+against+gawker+-"Hulk+Hogan"

    Happens fairly frequently.
     
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    He's a motor mouthed wind bag that just doesn't know when to shut up...which ironically makes this sweet justice even more sublime than it already is. It's a pity he didn't take all the other smutty, trash journalism websites down.

    Now please pardon me, but I have to cleanse my aura of any negativity I might have espoused - just thought this was kinda funny and had to be shared.
     
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    The entire WWE is and was lame.
     
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    Not true. When Stone Cold Steve Austin was dropping stunners on people and The Rock as wrecking people on the microphone, I can't say that wasn't lit to me as a kid.
    [​IMG]
     
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    When a company is sued they are sued for % of their yearly income. Imagine what's the income of the company so that they are sued for this much.
     
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    Actually they are not, and do not have 100MM laying around to give out.
     
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    now he can buy more LSD.
     
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    Hulk Hogan is also going for the fucking knock out and has yet to sue for punitive damages.

    This would easily be the end of Gawker. Thank the lord.