Hulk Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, left, looks on in court moments after a jury returned its decision in St. Petersburg, Fla. ON Monday, March 21, 2016. (Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)
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Thiel told the New York Times late Wednesday he has provided around $10 million for the litigation by former wrestler Hulk Hogan, who sued Gawker for releasing a sex tape featuring Hogan and a friend's wife.The heretofore secret war against Gawker provoked a range of reactions in the media and in Silicon Valley, with many questioning Thiel's tactics.Thiel acknowledged he is working with lawyers to find and help "victims" of Gawker Media, whose Valleywag site in 2007 revealed he is homosexual.Thiel said he was hoping to help people who have been hurt by Gawker but lack the resources he has.A jury has ordered Gawker to pay Hogan $140 million.Some in the media and Silicon Valley questioned whether Thiel was using his wealth to get back at Gawker for its coverage.
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