HULK HOGAN'S next steel cage match might be behind real bars!
In a shocking twist to the racist wrestler’s sordid saga, The National ENQUIRER has learned that the Hulkster could land in jail after being accused of lying under oath!
Court transcripts reveal that the exiled WWE champ allegedly made conflicting statements to the FBI and to lawyers for the website Gawker.com.
If true, that means Hulk is guilty of either perjury or obstruction of justice, depending on whether he lied to the website’s attorneys or the feds, said legal experts.
“Any way you slice it, either one of those exposes him to criminal liability,” said Javier Solano, a former assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y.
As The ENQUIRER reported in a blockbuster world exclusive, Hulk was caught spewing a string of disgusting racial slurs on an unauthorized sex tape.
On the tape, Hulk bemoaned how a “billionaire black guy” had funded his daughter Brooke’s fledgling music career.
“I don’t know if Brooke was f—ing the black guy’s son … I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f—ing n-ggers,” Hulk raved, according to a transcript of the conversation provided to The ENQUIRER.
After we exposed that racist diatribe, the WWE booted Hulk within hours.
Now he’s seeking revenge.
Lawyers for Hulk – born Terry Bollea – have asked a judge to help them “find out who was responsible for disseminating highly confidential information” – referring to the transcript provided to The ENQUIRER.
The audiotape excerpts were initially obtained by Gawker’s legal team through a Freedom of Information Act request to the FBI.
But Hulk’s camp wants the judge to allow an independent electronic forensic expert to comb through Gawker’s entire computer network in the hopes of uncovering a mole.
Hogan’s lawyer whined in a July 30 hearing that the judge is “literally, [Hulk’s] only hope for justice,” adding: “His career is done.”
A Gawker rep told The ENQUIRER: “No one from Gawker had any role in leaking that information.”
Meanwhile, it’s the legal wrangling surrounding the tape that experts say could prove Hulk’s real undoing!
After Gawker posted a portion of the tape in 2012, Hulk slapped the site with a $100 million civil suit, claiming it violated his right to privacy.
In fighting the suit, Gawker demanded the FBI provide details of its investigation into a blackmail attempt involving the sex tape.
According to transcripts obtained by The ENQUIRER, during a July 2 hearing, a Gawker attorney told the judge that he’d learned Hulk made statements under oath during a deposition and to the FBI that are “directly at odds with one another.”
The lawyer, Seth Berlin, continued: “So we have a situation… where the key participant, the plaintiff, is telling us one thing under oath and telling the FBI something else.”
Solano, now a criminal defense attorney, said: “He’s insinuating that Hogan committed perjury in one of those proceedings.”
Anthony Brooklier, a California defense attorney, added: “That’s how Martha Stewart got nailed. It wasn’t insider trading that put her in jail. It was the lie she told to the cops."
If Gawker’s claims are true, it means “he either lied to the feds or during the deposition with Gawker.”
Either way, disgraced Hulk could lose his freedom!
Hulk was also devastated by the death of his close friend and fellow pro wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper, 61, who died July 30 of a heart attack.