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Hulk Hogan settles sex tape lawsuit with former friend Bubba

New York, Oct 30 (ANI): Hulk Hogan has dropped the lawsuit against his former best friend Bubba the Love Sponge over a sex tape involving the pro wrestling legend and the Florida shock jock’s wife.

Bubba Clem apologized in a statement issued early Monday, as the Hogan camp announced the legal settlement. Terms of the pact were confidential.

“After further investigation, I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom. I am convinced he had no knowledge that he was being taped. Additionally, I am certain that he had no role in the release of the video,” the New York Daily News quoted Bubba as saying in the letter, which he also read on his syndicated radio show.

“It is my belief that (he) is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video’s release in any way,” he said.

In the lawsuit filed October 15, Hogan said that he had consensual sex with Bubba’s wife, Heather Clem, six years ago in the Clems’ home.

The former wrestling star said Bubba, his best friend at the time, suggested the kinky coupling and gave his blessing. The then-married Hogan said he was having difficulties with his wife, Linda.

Release of a rumored sex tape starring Hulk Hogan angered the former pro wrestler earlier this year.

The grainy video of the coupling made its way to the internet.

Hogan, 59, claimed he had no idea there was a recording device in the room and considered the filming and eventual leak of the tape to Gawker.com an invasion of privacy. (ANI)