This time, Hogan alleges that Gawker Media leaked the transcript from the sex tapes to The National Enquirer, which then broke the story about Hogan’s use of racist language—the story that got Hogan fired from the WWE.
From the NY Post article (which got the chronology wrong; Denton’s post was dated 7/10/15. Daulerio’s tweet was posted two weeks later, on 7/24—the same day the National Enquirer published its story):
Just as the Enquirer posted the damaging transcript online, Gawker CEO Nick Denton wrote a piece on his blog predicting that Hogan’s “real secret” would soon be revealed, the suit says.
Minutes later, Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio tweeted to Hogan “XOXOXO” with a link to the Enquirer posting that included the confidential transcript, according to court papers.