A Florida jury has awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million after the gossip news website Gawker published a sex tape of the retired professional wrestler.

Mr Hogan’s legal team argued the New York-based website violated his privacy and the video was not newsworthy.

The case, which pitted freedom of the press against a celebrity’s right to privacy, has been closely watched.

The video was posted in 2012 after Mr Hogan was secretly recorded having sex with his friend’s wife.

(Source – bbc.co.uk)