Report: Hulk Hogan Uses Gay Slurs in Sex Tape Leak

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Hulk Hogan, By Journalist 1st Class Kristin Fitzsimmons [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

World Wrestling Entertainment cut ties with now-disgraced wrestling legend Hulk Hogan after a sex tape from 2006 surfaced, showing the athlete using racist langue. Now, RadarOnline reports the personality also used gay slurs in the same video.

The website, which teamed up with the National Enquirer to break the news, writes, "the same unauthorized sex tape that included Hulk's bigoted attack against black people also features a disgusting section in which he unleashes the 'F' word and more disturbing homophobic slurs."

In the video Hogan, 61, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, can be heard talking about his reality series "Hogan Knows Best" with Heather Clem, the wife of his former friend Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem.

"VH1 wanted me to do a big thing and go back to the house I grew up in," the former wrestler said in the newly leaked audio from the tape. "So we knock on the door and a big fag lives there now! This half-gay was enamored with Linda." (Linda is Hogan's ex-wife.)

RadarOnline reports in the episode that aired in 2007, Hogan visits his childhood home where the current homeowner gives the wrestler a small metal truck, which he apparently found in the garden when he first moved in.

According to Gay Star News, transcripts of the conversation have been filed in a Florida court under seal in order to prevent them from being released to the public.

Soon after it was revealed Hogan used racist langue in the sex tape, the athlete apologized in a statement, saying one should be discriminated against based on race or sexual orientation.

"Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it," he said. "This is not who I am. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs."

Nevertheless, the WWE ended its relationship with the "Hulkmania" star but did not give a specific reason, the Associated Press reported. In announcing the split, the company said it is "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."

Hogan is currently seeking $100 million from Gawker for posting part of the sex tape.


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