You might not have thought that disgraced NBC Anchor Brian Williams would not be brought up in the Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker trial, be he was.
An email that Lying Brian sent to Gawker was used by Hogan's defense to show that Gawker is reckless and self-serving when it comes to private communication, according to Hogan's lawyer.
Law Newz writes that Williams wrote Gawker founder Nick Denton, not only saying he loved the infamous news site, but even recommended a story: that maybe they should’ve covered singer Lana Del Rey’s apparently terrible musical performance on Saturday Night Live. He called it “one of the worst outings in SNL history.” So Gawker went ahead and published his letter online. NBC went into damage control mode—remember which network SNL is on—and privately asked the people at Gawker to please take the e-mail down.
“That was sent in confidence as friends and absolutely never intended to be public.” NBC’s PR team wrote. And that second e-mail was then posted to Gawker as an update to the first.
Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) is suing the news outlet after they published a sex tape with him and the wife of his then-best friend, shockjock Bubba “the Love Sponge” Clem. The trial began Monday morning with Hogan’s lawyer arguing they did it knowing that it would cause him real harm.
The trial continues Today.
Hogan was a star wrestler for the WWE which was first created by Brian Williams. Really it was....just ask him.