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Cox, Calta Reach Settlement in Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Lawsuit


Mike Calta
Mike Calta

Pro wrestler Hulk Hogan (aka Terry Bollea) has settled a lawsuit against Cox Radio and talk host Mike "Cowhead" Calta reports tampabay.com. Hogan filed suit against the WHPT-FM (1025 The Bone) morning host, his former co-worker Matt "Spice Boy" Loyd and owner Cox Radio in 2017. A 2007 sex tape recorded by Hogan's former best friend -- Bubba the Love Sponge Clem -- was at the center of the litigation. The lawsuit filed in Pinellas County demanded damages in excess of $15,000, but did not specify an amount.

The tape, which showed Hogan having sex with Clem's then-wife, was posted on Gawker Media, where over 7 million people viewed it. Hogan successfully sued the news media outlet and was awarded over $100 million dollars and settled for $31 million, as Gawker filed for bankruptcy and was sold.

Tampabay.com also said court orders signed by defendants Matt Loyd (aka Spice Boy), his ex wife Tasha Nicole Carrega and Los Angeles lawyer Keith Davidson were filed on Thursday. All three were accused of conspiring to leak and sell the footage to TMZ and thedirty.com.

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