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?
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