Hulk Hogan's sex tape partner denies knowledge of filming
The woman who features in Hulk Hogan's sex tape didn't know she was being filmed.
Heather Cole took the stand in the wrestler's legal battle against Gawker - who he is suing for $100 million in damages - and admitted that she had sex multiple time with him at the request of her then-husband, Hogan's friend Bubba 'The Love Sponge' Clem.
Heather admitted her former spouse enjoyed making videos of her lovemaking, but insisted she had no idea she was being taped with Hogan, in a tryst which subsequently appeared on the Gawker website.
Explaining they had sex four times, and she thought they were alone during the third encounter, Heather testified that her then-husband showed her the footage he had secretly recorded of her and Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea.
She fought back tears and said: "At some point after the encounter at our house with Mr. Bollea, Mr. Clem showed me a videotape of myself with Mr. Bollea having sex. I did not watch it. It was brief."
Heather - who was aware there was a hidden security camera in the room - felt "concerned" her personal life would be "exposed" when the sex tape was made public, and said she wanted the whole thing to go away when Gawker posted the clip - but felt "more embarrassed" when Hogan began speaking to the press.
She said: "I thought that I didn't have anything to say about it, and I was very hurt, and I felt or I wished that the other people involved would behave the same way."
Asked by gawker's lawyer if she felt the wrestler likes publicity, she replied: "In my opinion, yes."
Hulk is seeking $100 million for invasion of privacy in the civil case.
He previously settled a separate suit with Bubba for $5,000.