These Gawker Jurors Don’t Care That a Billionaire Funded Hulk Hogan’s Lawsuit

Two jurors say Peter Thiel’s involvement in financing revenge lawsuits wouldn’t have swayed their opinions in the case.

Billionaire Peter Thiel's History With Gawker

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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