Netflix Documentary: Hulk Hogan, Howard Stern, Donald Trump and Freedom of the Press

Netflix Documentary, NOBODY SPEAK: Trials of the Free Press was just recently released.

In 2015, Hulk Hogan sued the news website Gawker for posting a sex tape featuring him in bed with Heather Clem, then wife of his best friend, Bubba the Love Sponge. The jury awarded Hogan $140 million in damages which forced Gawker to shut down. Last year, Gawker settled with Hulk aka Terry Bollea for $31 million.

Despite the ridiculous elements of the trial — seeing Hulk Hogan on the witness stand, dressed in all black, including his trademark bandana — it turned out to be a tremendously important First Amendment case. The trial was quintessentially American in its mix of absurdity and massive implications.

Details of the Gawker case read like something out of a Saturday Night Live sketch. Hogan reportedly knew he was being filmed, and he later joked about the tape to Howard Stern. Hogan bragged about his sexual performance to Stern but insisted that was a part of the character Hulk Hogan, not the real Terry Bollea, who was personally traumatized by the leak. Hulk was accused of being racist after the audio version of the sex tape came out – which very well may have negatively impacted his life and future employment opportunities.

During the trail, Michael Sullivan, Gawker’s lawyer played an audio clip in which Hogan is discussing the size of his penis while appearing as a guest on The Howard Stern Show.

Sullivan asked if there’s any doubt as to whether Hogan is referring to the length of his manhood.

“Well, it’s not mine, because mine isn’t that size, but we were discussing the length of Hulk Hogan’s.”

An exasperated and dumbfounded Sullivan only responded with one word. “Seriously?”

“No, seriously, I do not have a 10-inch penis. No, I do not. Seriously. Believe that. Seriously,” Hogan responded.

The Hogan trial eventually bankrupted Gawker and its co-founder Nick Denton. So how could the Hulkster, who wasn’t exactly at his peak financially while all this was going down, possibly afford his expensive legal counsel?

Well, it turns out his legal expenses were bankrolled by tech mogul (PayPal founder), billionaire and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, who was outed by Gawker as being gay. Did Thiel use Hogan as revenge against Gawker? The new documentary Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, currently streaming on Netflix, uses the Gawker lawsuit as its theoretical jumping-off point. It explores how the case is symptomatic of a much larger issue facing journalism. The documentary does cover Donald Trump in a negative light, portraying him as a threat to the status quo of journalism. Lambasting him for repeatedly taking about “fake news” during his rise to the presidency.

Hulk Hogan’s $100M lawsuit includes Heather Clem

Hulkamania is bringing his sex tape back to life. Hulk recently refiled his $100 million lawsuit in Florida court just months after he asked a judge to dismiss his prior lawsuit in federal court.

HulkamaniaTMZ reported Hulk decided to dismiss his federal suit in order to combine his claim against Gawker and Bubba the Love Sponge’s ex-wife, Heather Clem, into one case. Hulk says he was secretly filmed in Bubbas house and that Heather had a role in leaking the footage to the website.

The suit Hogan filed against radio host Bubba the Love Sponge was settled out of court, forcing Bubba to apologized on air. Given the divorce between Bubba and Heather, it seems the shock jock doesn’t mind watching his ex-wife get thrown into the massive lawsuit.

Heather Clem caught on tape with multiple men?

Hulk Hogan isn’t the only guy who was caught on tape with Bubba the Love Sponge’s former wife … TMZ has learned there are multiple tapes … with multiple men … in the same exact bed.

TMZ has seen three additional sex tapes featuring Heather Clem with other men — shot while she was married to Bubba — and in one of the tapes, she even walks up to the camera to double-check that it’s recording.

In the footage, she tells her mystery partner — neither Bubba nor Hulk — “Is this thing recording? Okay, not that I don’t trust you but I will get in trouble if it doesn’t.”

The insinuation — Heather and Bubba had some kind of agreement in which Heather was allowed to screw other men … as long as she recorded it.

As for the other two new tapes — they were both shot in the exact same style as the Hulk tape … in Bubba’s bedroom with an overhead surveillance-type camera. It’s unclear if the two men in those tapes knew if they were being recorded.

But as we previously reported, both Bubba AND Heather were aware of the surveillance camera set-up in the bedroom — and were captured on tape joking about selling the Hogan footage for big money.

TMZ reached out to Heather and Bubba for comment — no word back.

Hulk Hogan: Bubba had been offering wife for years?

It’s not exactly news to us (or anybody at this point), but Hulk Hogan has confirmed that the woman starring alongside his thong tan line in the leaked sex tape is, in fact, Bubba the Love Sponge’s ex-wife, Heather Clem.

The embarrassed wrestler talked to Howard Stern on Tuesday morning about his predicament and revealed that Bubba had been offering Heather to him for years. In fact, he had been offering her to Howard too!

Hulk says he never took the offer seriously until his marriage fell apart, BUT he also lets it slip that the sex tape footage leaked this month is actually six years old!

Linda didn’t file for divorce until the end of 2007. That means there is a chance that this hanky panky went on BEFORE Hulk knew his marriage was officially over.

At the same time, maybe he just tossed that number out there on a whim and it’s not an exact estimate.

Bubba the love sponge’s wife Heather in thong

Bubba posted this picture of his wife Heather Clem on his Twitter page a few hours ago.

6pm : Heather is getting dressed for something. Going to try to snap a pic wo her knowing.

7pm : One of her friends just texted her.

7 10pm : She’s not too mad. She’s just afraid that all the haters r going to make fun of her. I told her most of the comments were all good.

Photo gets removed. However, we have the exclusive picture in question.

7 30pm : I told her they only hate and make fun of me and don’t worry about it. She’s taking Tyler to the movies. I’m in bed. Bubba.