American shock jock Bubba The Love Sponge is back in the news after scandalous comments that Fox News host Tucker Carlson made on his show a decade ago have been unearthed. This is the second time that Bubba’s weird name has cropped up in a significant media story – so it’s maybe worth us explaining who he is, and why someone named after a ineffective spunk mop has become such a big deal.
It’s been a horrible couple of weeks for almost everyone in the world of entertainment, but it has not been without its glimmers of hope. One such glimmer: we might be witnessing the end of the predatory Hollywood producer. Another such glimmer: we might also be witnessing the decline of the all-powerful Hollywood superlawyer.
And so, as it was foretold, Melania Trump has filed a defamation suit against the Daily Mail’s website MailOnline after it intimated that she was a whore. The man behind this case? Why, it’s our old pal, Charles J Harder – Attorney At Law!
Few expected Gawker to win its case against Hulk Hogan at the start of 2016 after they published clips from his sex tape, but nobody expected them to get obliterated. Gawker’s bankruptcy started a worrisome chain reaction for press freedom in the States – one which now goes right the way to the top…
12 months ago, Charles Harder’s most notable legal success was getting Jude Law’s face taken off a Canadian fireplace advert. Then he was better known as the man who brought down Gawker. But now as an unprecedented tussle between politics, the press and pop culture personalities rages on, who is standing in the centre of it all…? Charles Harder.
It didn’t take long for the jury to decide. After two weeks of testimony, the six-strong team of jurors retired to deliberate their verdict – and were back within four hours to deliver it. And what did they decide? Something that shocked everyone. Something that no-one foresaw…
The second week of the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial has seen the defendants – New York gossip blog, Gawker – attempt to justify publishing uncensored footage of Hulk Hogan having sex. So what exactly do they have to say for themselves?
The long awaited trial in which Hulk Hogan sues the gossip website Gawker for publishing clips of his sex tape is finally here. Gawker is standing firm in its belief that the First Amendment will protect them, but they know better than to put all their eggs in one basket… surely?
It was three and a half years in the brewing, but this month saw one of the biggest court cases of the digital age come to pass: Hulk Hogan suing Gawker Media for publishing footage from an illicitly gained sex tape which showed nine seconds of Hogan boning. Don’t you just love the law…?
Another week, another website that has turned off comments on its articles. It’s obvious why comments sections are so reviled, but why have so many news outlets stuck with them despite them being such slurry pits? They couldn’t possibly be providing a worthwhile service – could they…?