Hulk Hogan Suing Ex Over Gay Claims

The wrestler-turned-reality-star has filed papers against his ex-wife over shocking claims she made in her tell-all book.

By Eric Alt
|  Monday, Dec 12, 2011  |  Updated 9:42 AM EDT
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Hulk Hogan is suing his ex-wife Linda over shocking claims she made in her tell-all book.

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The battle between Hulk and Linda Hogan rages on.

The ex-wrestler is suing his ex-wife for defamation over claims she made in her recent memoir and during interviews promoting the book that the 58-year-old physically abused her and cheated on her with another man.

Linda Hogan describes in her book "Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes" how Hulk (real name: Terry Bollea) "tore my shirt. He threw lamps. He held me down on the bed with his hands around my throat during arguments, slamming doors, pounding walls. I was always afraid he would kill me in one of his rages." 

While promoting the book on Matty P's Radio Hour in Nevada, Linda was asked if she thought Hulk and fellow wrestler Brutus Beefcake had had sex. The 52-year-old joked, "I don't know how to answer this, so I don't end up getting a lawsuit. A little bird told me, 'Yes they think they did'." 

While appearing at the Spike TV Video Game Awards this past weekend, Hulk discussed the allegations with Us Weekly.

"After the four-year crazy divorce I thought I'd heard everything I could hear in the courtroom," he said. "Then, all of a sudden she says I abused her, that I was violent. She told everybody that I was a homosexual."

"It's so ridiculous," he added. "I don't mean to laugh about it, because it's not funny. But it's insane. It doesn't make any sense to me."

Hulk recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with new wife Jennifer McDaniel. He and Linda have two children, 23-year-old Brooke and 21-year-old Nick, who have become reality stars from their show "Hogan Knows Best."

Selected Reading: Us Weekly, MSNBC, New York Daily News

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