World Wrestling Entertainment said on Friday it has concluded its association with Hulk Hogan after a U.S. newspaper printed a transcript of a lecture in which the famous wrestler used racially negetive language.
An lawyer for the wrestler, whose actual name is Terry Bollea, cleared the reports that Hogan had been sacked and said he had left late Thursday from WWE after knowing the fact that the National Enquirer was about to broadcast the news.
Most of references related to Hogan have been removed from the WWE website.
“WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide”, the WWE said in a statement.
The National Enquirer said the script was made from a sex tape which is the matter of a 2012 charge Hogan trailed in Florida on the lookout for $100 million from the gossip website Gawker which had forwarded excerpts of the sex tape.
Hogan used the term “nigger” quite a lot of times as he protested in a discussion in the transcript that his daughter was having a link with a black man, as per the National Enquirer published article.
Hogan’s lawyer David Houston alleged on Friday somebody had disclosed the sex tape which was wrapped under court directive.
In declaring his parting from WWE, Hogan asked for mercy for the language he used and said he was upset with himself.
“This is not who I am. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, and religious beliefs or otherwise,” Hogan said.
Houston said this in a telephonic interview that Hogan acknowledged responsibility and resigned on Thursday evening.
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