This Silicon Valley Billionaire Has Been Secretly Funding Hulk Hogan's Lawsuits Against Gawker
Peter Thiel, a cofounder and one of the earliest backers of , has been secretly covering the expenses for Hulk Hogan’s lawsuits against online news organization Gawker Media. According to people familiar with the situation who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, Thiel, a cofounder and partner at Founders Fund, has played a lead role in bankrolling the cases Terry Bollea, a.k.a. Hogan, brought against New York-based Gawker. Hogan is being represented by Charles Harder, a prominent Los Angeles-based lawyer.
A spokesperson for Thiel declined to comment.
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Florida Man Begins Patiently Waiting for Gawker’s Money to Arrive pic.twitter.com/Q27lFWZ5t6— Florida Man (@_FloridaMan) March 21, 2016