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Gawker Media Founder Files for Bankruptcy

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Peter Sterne, writing for Politico, on how Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker Media, has filed for bankruptcy:

    “Gawker Media Group’s resilient brands and people will thrive under new ownership, when the sale closes in the next few weeks,” he wrote. “On this bitter day for me, I am consoled by the fact that my colleagues will soon be freed from this tech billionaire’s vendetta.”

    Hogan sued Denton, Gawker and Daulerio in 2012, after the news site published a short excerpt of one of Hogan’s sex tapes. Peter Thiel, a billionaire technology venture capitalist who dislikes Gawker, secretly funded Hogan’s lawsuit against the company.

  2. Thursdaysox

    We know it from the silence

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  3. I don't like Gawker and I don't like Thiel - all the people involved can toil in shit
  4. CheapPop


    Gawker is an awful website, that has done vile and disgusting things for years now. About time they got theirs.
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  5. HueyLewis


    Does this mean Hogan won't get paid?
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  6. Dean

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    I don't always like Gawker, but it's bad that someone like Peter Thiel is able to do something like this.
  7. Dirty Sanchez

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  8. Chaplain Tappman

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    peter thiel is a literal vampire
  9. Jared Luttrell


    Not a fan of Gawker but I've always liked the site owned by them known as Kotaku. I hope it survives as I enjoy the writers that work there.
  10. Raku


    Yeah, I liked Kotaku too, Lifehack is also pretty useful.

    For a second I misread the name as "Peter Thief" XD
  11. PandaBear!

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    Glad Gawker is fucked (and they lost that lawsuit on merit, not procedure - Theil's money did not affect the former) but the fact it's bankrupted this dude is kinda sad IMO.
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