According to The Wall Street Journal, the auction for the site was held at the New York offices of the firm Ropes & Gray LLP, and Goldberg’s $1.13 million “offer had led the bidding for the blog.” The publication says a “bankruptcy judge is scheduled to approve a sale of Gawker on Tuesday.”
Gawker.com shut down after 14 years of operation in 2016 after getting sued by Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, for publishing a sex tape he was featured in. Bollea was bankrolled by billionaire Peter Thiel, who held a nearly decadelong grudge against the gossip site after it reported that he is gay. While Gawker argued in the suit that it was protected under the First Amendment, a Florida jury sided with Bollea.
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