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The Cause of the Gawker Bankruptcy in the St. Peter, Minnesota Area

June 27th, 2016 · No Comments

In the St. Peter, Minnesota area and across the United States, people have access to all kinds of celebrity gossip. Whether it’s your grandma snagging a magazine next to the checkout or your little brother Googling information about the latest famous downfall, we have nearly unlimited access to gossip about the rich and famous.

Recently, however, this access to information has become a bit of an issue for some stars. A celebrity gossip source known as “Gawker” recently filed or bankruptcy as a result of a suit against Hulk Hogan. Here’s all you need to know about the case that led Gawker to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy:

  • Illicit Publications: Gawker recently published a private video of Hulk Hogan against his wishes. The content of this video was somewhat explicit, making Hogan seek legal action against the celebrity gossip site. Little did Gawker know, this suit would eventually lead to a bankruptcy filing.
  • Private Funding: Hogan was able to pay for this long, arduous lawsuit because Peter Thiel privately funded Hogan’s actions. Thiel is a major player in Silicon Valley, making his funds nearly endless for the purpose of Hogan’s suit.
  • Controversy: In the midst of this suit, there has been controversy amongst journalists. Some have argued that Hogan’s suit violates freedom of press and feel frustrated that Gawker had to file for bankruptcy. Others question Gawker’s news reporting, whether it relates to Hogan or other famous folks.

Expensive lawsuits can lead to bankruptcy in the St. Peter, Minnesota area and in the world of the rich and famous. If you find yourself in expensive legal trouble and you need the assistance of a professional regarding bankruptcy, we’re here to help. Contact the professionals at Behm Law Group Ltd. today!

 

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