Gawker's Former Editor-in-Chief Testifies in Hulk Hogan Trial

A.J. Daulerio was the website's editor at the time Hogan's sex tape was posted on
2:28 | 03/15/16

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Right now the latest on hulk hogan's $100 million lawsuit against Gawker for posting a sex tape. One of the former editors was on the stand Monday and Linzie Janis is at the courthouse in St. Petersburg, Florida, with how it played. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, George. First up the defense putting former editor in chief A.J. Daulerio on the stand and lawyers hammering him for posting that tape. A.j. Daulerio the man behind Gawker's posting of that now infamous hulk hogan sex tape taking the stand and taking some hits. Those are your words. Yes. Are you laughing there? Yep. Reporter: Lawyers for the hulk referring to Daulerio's taped deposition in which he sarcastically answers the only celebrity sex tape he wouldn't consider newsworthy would be that involving a child. Your testimony under oath before this jury with that image up there is that you're laughing at that point in time. Not out loud Laffer but it's a smirk. It's a smirk because you don't think the first amendment is that serious, do you? It's very serious. Reporter: At points Daulerio even seeming to contradict part of Gawker's defense, that the tape was newsworthy and their decision to publish it covered by the first amendment. The fact that Mr. Bollea was taped with not his wife wasn't the news -- Not necessarily. You put it out in the public because you believed it was true and interesting? Yes. It didn't really matter whether or not it was a morbid and sensational prying foo people's lives for its own sake. That didn't matter, did it? No. Reporter: The man behind it manning to invoke another amendment, the fifth. I am, you know, smack dab in the middle of and I'm tired of it. Reporter: The judge ruling clem who mentioned 9 case on his radio show just days ago doesn't have to testify in front of a jury citing his lack of trustworthiness but ordering him to come to court and face questions in front of her. Gawker calling his testimony, critical. Certainly important to know whether or not hulk hogan knew if he was being taped and bubba has changed his story many times in this case, testified to things under oath on his radio show and elsewhere. Reporter: Now, hogan maintains he was recorded without his knowledge. Gawker founder nick Denton also taking the stand Monday explained to the jury the kind of gossipy journalism that Gawker does, he's back up there today. Thank you.

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