Hulk Hogan Settles Sex Tape Lawsuit With Bubba the Love Sponge

Radio personality issues a public apology to the wrestling legend on his morning program

By Peter Gicas Oct 29, 2012 3:10 PMTags
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It looks like Hulk Hogan has gotten at least one of his lawsuits pinned down.

The wrestling legend has settled the civil lawsuit he had filed against Florida radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge (real name Todd Alan Clem) in connection with the release of a sex tape starring Hogan and Clem's ex-wife, Hogan's rep tells E! News.

Terms of the settlement, though, are confidential.

Following the settlement, Clem issued a public apology to Hogan, which Clem read on Monday during his radio show, and will do so again on Tuesday.

"I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom," Clem said. "I am convinced [Hulk Hogan] had no knowledge that he was being taped...It is my belief that Hulk is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video's release in any way."

Hogan's personal litigation attorney, David R. Houston, says "Mr. Bollea is pleased that Mr. Clem finally stated the truth and apologized for his false statements."

Meanwhile, Hogan's $100 million civil lawsuit against Gawker Media, which posted excerpts of the sex tape on its website, remains pending.

Last week, a federal judge denied Hogan's petition for a temporary restraining order that would have required the website to take the one-minute, 40-second snippet from the tape down.

A hearing on Hogan's request for an injunction has been scheduled for Nov. 8.

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum