November 2016: Gawker Settles Suit with Hulk Hogan
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of November 2016.
1. Two Police Officers Killed in Iowa in Separate Attacks 2. Curse Ends as Chicago Cubs Win World Series 3. Gawker Settles Hulk Hogan Lawsuit 4. Penn State Fined $2.4 Million in Sandusky Investigation 5. First Woman U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno Dies 6. Trump Wins Presidency 7. News Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies 8. Paul Ryan Nominated as Speaker of the House 9. Police Officer Who Shot Philando Castille Charged with Manslaughter 10. Drug Executives Arrested for Fraud, Conspiracy 11. Four Police Officers Killed Nationwide 12. Escalation at Standing Rock 13. Gubernatorial Recount in North Carolina 14. Actress Florence Henderson Dies 15. Car, Knife Attack at Ohio State
- Gawker Settles Suit with Hulk Hogan
- On Nov. 2, 2016, Gawker Media LLC settles the lawsuit with former pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan. The lawsuit forced Gawker to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June of 2016. Hogan sued Gawker for invasion of privacy after they published a sex tape featuring him. Gawker is to pay Hogan $31 million and a share of creditor proceeds from the bankruptcy.
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