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WWE has terminated Hulk Hogan’s contract following racist comments. Photo: Getty Images
WWE has terminated Hulk Hogan‘s contract following claims he made racist comments on an unauthorised sex tape in 2012.
World Wrestling Entertainment announced the release of the Hall of Fame superstar yesterday, July 24, 2015 reports broke on RadarOnline.com and via National Enquirer that Hogan had allegedly used the ‘N-word’ while complaining to ex-lover, Heather Clem, about his daughter, Brooke Hogan’s apparent taste in men on an unauthorised sex tape leaked in 2012.
The tape is the subject of an upcoming court case between the grappling icon and Gawker.com.
A statement released by the company reads: ‘WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.’
Following the WWE’s decision, Hogan – whose real name is Terry Bollea – has left his role as a judge on reality show, ‘Tough Enough’ and all mentions of him and his merchandise have been removed from the company’s website.
The transcripts of Hogan’s comments in which he is also alleged to have uttered the sentence ‘I guess we’re all a little racist’ have reportedly been filed in a Florida court, under seal, in a bid to prevent them from being publicly released as part of his $100 million lawsuit against Gawker for invasion of privacy.
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