Hulk Hogan in the courtroom, where Peter Thiel was secretly paying the legal bills, all to put Gawker out of business.

They Wanted “Overweight, Angry Women:” How Peter Thiel Killed Gawker

Jury selection was the key to Hulk Hogan’s successful lawsuit that put Gawker out of business

Like many here, I have conflicting feelings about the demise of the Gawker Media empire. On the one hand, Gawker published spiteful, hurtful content, and the founder, Nick Denton, was a cockroach of a man. On the other: Peter Thiel, the freakazoid right-wing billionaire and close buddy of Trump, …