1-800-LoanMart Commends Hulk Hogan on His Triumph against Tabloid Journalism

LOS ANGELES--()--Terry Bollea, twelve-time world heavyweight wrestling champion better known by his ring name “Hulk Hogan”, triumphs against media tabloid Gawker.com, founder Nick Denton and former editor A.J. Daulerio for posting online the nearly two minute segment of a Hogan sex tape in 2012. Hogan's suit claimed Gawker violated his privacy while Gawker claimed free speech. Last week, the jury awarded Hogan $55 million for economic injuries and $60 million for emotional distress. The jury reconvened again this week to award punitive damages of $25 million, on top of the $115 million already awarded, for a total of $140 million.

“Hulk and I appreciate the team at 800-Loan-Mart and RIO Media. They have been his biggest supporters over the past year and we look forward to a long personal and professional relationship for many more years to come.”

“LoanMart is pleased that our partner Hulk Hogan got the justice he deserved with the Gawker case. Our core belief is that everyone deserves a second chance and we are happy to see that Hulk Hogan got his. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Hulk and excited for the future,” commented Hugo Dooner, CEO of 1-800-LoanMart.

Darren Prince, CEO of Prince Marketing Group, Hulk Hogan’s longtime marketing agent said, “Hulk and I appreciate the team at 800-Loan-Mart and RIO Media. They have been his biggest supporters over the past year and we look forward to a long personal and professional relationship for many more years to come.”

1-800-LoanMart is an auto equity loan company that enables car owners to achieve their financial objectives by supplying them with a car loan through financing methods that are secured by the value of the car, and not by the customer’s credit. 1-800-LoanMart is licensed by the California Department of Corporations.

Rio Media Inc. is the agency of record for 1-800-LoanMart and produced the commercials with Hulk Hogan. Rio Media is a full-service advertising agency that specializes in celebrity endorsement partnerships and direct response advertising. If you would like more information on this article, please call Tommy Iorio at 818-605-0945 or email tommy@riomediainc.com.

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Release Summary

Wrestling champion “Hulk Hogan” triumphs against media tabloid Gawker. Gawker violated his privacy. Awarded $140 million total.

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