Although Hulk Hogan’s wrestling career is mostly over, the WWE star is not opposed to laying a smackdown when the situation calls for it.
A legal smackdown, however. Hogan (real name Terry Bollea), 58, quietly and somewhat impressively refuted ex-wife Linda Bollea’s accusations of gay flings and physical abuse on the Howard Stern show not too long ago, not too long after she released her tell-all book making the claims. Hulk said that while he has many gay friends and has no problem with gay people, he himself has never engaged in any gayness. Hogan didn’t resort to name calling, and was very gentlemanly when denying the claims.
But he has hit back in court against his ex’s reputation damaging assertions that he was abusive and unfaithful, and Us Weekly carried a statement from Hogan’s lawyer on the legal drama:
Linda’s claims, Hulk’s lawsuit says, have “exposed him to distrust, hatred, contempt and ridicule.”
“He’s being accused of all sorts of vile conduct that he did not commit,” his attorney Will Florin said. “Miss Bollea’s made enough of these outrageous allegations that it’s time they stop … The only realistic way of making them stop is through the court system.”
Linda Bollea received 70% of the pair’s liquid assets in the divorce, the suit notes. Aside from claims Hulk Hogan cheated on her with wrestler Bruno Beefcake, Bollea also said in her memoir: Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes:
“[Hulk] tore my clothes, threw lamps, and held me down on the bed with his hands around my throat during arguments… I was always afraid he would kill me in one of his rages.”
What do you think of the drama between Hulk Hogan and Linda Bollea? Are her claims credible?