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Who you Calling Gay?! Hulk Hogan Sues Ex-Wife for Defamation

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Gone are the days where celebrity couples divorce, write a tell-all book and keep it moving. Okay, not exactly. There have and will always be lawsuits where celebrities are concerned. Hulk Hogan has filed a recent lawsuit against his ex-wife and boy is he angry! According to  news reports including the one below, several things infuriating the former wrestler are allegations of him abusing his ex-wife and having homosexual relationships while married to her. Hulk Hogan says these allegations are absolutely false and wants his name cleared.

I have covered defamation where public figures and celebrities are concerned. I invite you to visit the Shirley Sherrod case where a parallel analysis on defamation takes place. In this case, we take the question of defamation a step further and ask, “does the defamation analysis change where one famous person sues another?”

The straightforward answer? No it does not.

As an aside, I remain, on a personal level, deeply intrigued on how two people can fall deeply in love and the next minute, they are at each others throats. While this case is not in the family law arena, I certainly applaud my family law practitioner colleagues who deal daily with both the legal and emotional mess that arise when love turns to hate.

“Whatcha gonna do when your ex-wife writes stuff you consider defamatory?

Sue, brother!

Wrestler Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit against former spouse Linda Bollea, claiming she lied and defamed him in her new autobiography.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, the lawsuit alleges that Linda wrote Wrestling the Hulk—My Life Against the Ropes in an effort to revive her career.

In the book, Linda accuses Hogan (real name Terry Bollea), of abusing her during their marriage, which ended in 2009. She also claims that her ex had homosexual encounters as well.

The 18-page lawsuit states that such allegations are not only false but have “harmed the reputation of Mr. Bollea, exposed him to distrust, hatred, contempt and ridicule.”

EOnline.com has the full story. . .

Photo: Hulk Hogan’s Facebook fan page

Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com). You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw

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