Confidential files in Hulk Hogan lawsuit remain sealed

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Pinellas County circuit judge has ruled that several pieces of evidence related to the Hulk Hogan sex tape case will remain confidential despite a request from a group of media outlets that they be made public.

Of the 17 items discussed Thursday during a hearing, Judge Pamela Campbell determined that 15 will remain sealed, one will be unsealed and one pushed to a later discussion.

Hogan, a former WWE wrestler whose real name is Terry Bollea, is suing the news website Gawker.

Hogan claims that the media company’s decision to publish an excerpt from a sex tape violated his privacy. The video involves Hogan and Heather Cole, the ex-wife of radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.

Hogan is demanding $100 million in damages.