Hulk settles lawsuit with Love Sponge
November 1, 2012
The Hulk and the Love Sponge sound like two made-for-Nickelodeon characters, but there was nothing remotely G-rated about their recent spat.
Earlier this year former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan sued his one-time pal Todd Clem, aka radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge, over a sex tape that Hogan claimed Clem and his ex-wife, Heather, filmed without the Hulk’s consent.
But yesterday the two came to a settlement in the case, in which Hogan had accused Todd and Heather of filming him without his consent while he was in bed with Heather.
According to the terms of the settlement, Bubba had to read a statement during his morning show on a Tampa radio station.
“After further investigation, I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom,” Bubba said. “I am convinced he had no knowledge that he was being taped. Additionally, I am certain that he had no role in the release of the video.”
The 6-year-old tape leaked onto Gawker, and Hogan is suing that site as well. He’s also pursuing his lawsuit against Heather Clem.
Of course, the legitimacy of a suit in which one of the defendants is named Love Sponge and the plaintiff is named Hulk remains questionable. There are many who believe the men cooked up the suit as a publicity ploy.
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