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United States : Hulk Hogan wins Gawker case; spends $1.6M to buy beach house.

After he won his $140 million Gawker case, Hulk Hogan has spent $1.6 million to buy a beach house next door to his home.

After the website posted a sex tape, which was taken in 2006, of him and Bubba The Love Sponge's then-wife Heather Clem, the 63-year-old wrestler won the whopping amount of $115 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages.

The beach house measures 2,000 square foot in size, has a clear view of the beach and is near the $3 million mansion which he owns with his spouse Jennifer McDaniel.

In the mean time, Hulk earlier said he was "overwhelmed" when he was handed the pay out by the website.

He admitted: "I tried to not snort again, just ... water just came pouring out of my eyes. I just started shaking. I couldn't hear anything except the judge going, 'Yes' to that or 'Yes' to this or 'Yes' for damages. I don't remember what they said. But it was just so overwhelming when I knew that we had won and people believed me. It was just - gosh, it was a moment. It was a moment. Gawker was hoping that, financially, I wouldn't be able to stay in the game with them, and I'd quit or tap out or something. I felt like I had this monster on my shoulders no matter where I went."

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Date:Sep 28, 2016
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