These Gawker Jurors Don’t Care That a Billionaire Funded Hulk Hogan’s Lawsuit
The outrage following last week’s revelation that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel had funded Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media LLC wasn't just about a rich guy throwing his money around; it was about a rich guy secretly throwing his money around. The jurors who were deciding the case—and also, perhaps, Gawker’s capacity to fund its continued existence—were making their decision without a potentially important detail.
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