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Capitol Report: ‘Single-digit millionaires’ like Hulk Hogan can’t afford justice, says Peter Thiel

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel said Monday that a “single-digit millionaire” like pro wrestler Hulk Hogan can’t get access to the U.S. legal system, as Thiel defended his decision to finance a lawsuit against Gawker Media on Hogan’s behalf.

Thiel, a supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, made headlines in May when he was exposed in a Forbes article as secretly funding the lawsuit. Gawker had made public parts of a sex tape featuring the wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea. Gawker filed for bankruptcy as a result of a $130 million judgment owed to Bollea.

Read:Peter Thiel admits to one-man Gawker crusade; reaction is horror, applause.

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