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The Latest: Technician testifies about camera in Hogan case

Terry Bollea, known as professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, testifies in his case against the news website Gawker at the Pinellas County Courthouse, in St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday, March 7, 2016. Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million for publishing a video of him having sex with his best friend's wife. (Boyzell Hosey/Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)
March 08, 2016 - 2:16 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Latest on the civil lawsuit between wrestler Hulk Hogan and the New York-based website Gawker (all times local):

5 p.m.:

As testimony continued in Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media, a broadcast engineer who worked for Florida-based radio personality Bubba The Love Sponge Clem said he installed a videocamera in Clem's bedroom.

David Rice testified that someone needed to manually push a button to make a recording with the camera.

Hogan is suing Gawker for posting an edited version of a sex tape of him and Clem's wife, taken in Clem's bedroom.

In other testimony, Tony Burton, a talent agent for a radio competitor of Clem's, said he provided the sex video to Gawker. The agent for Mike Calta, said he didn't get it from Calta, but from someone Calta knew.

Two employees of Gawker media explained web analytics.

Testimony concluded for the day, and will resume Wednesday morning.

12:55 p.m.:

Testimony in Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media grew extremely explicit Tuesday, with detailed references to Hogan's sex life and sexual parts.

Under cross-examination, an attorney for the media company played several clips and showed exhibits that indicated Hogan has publicly discussed sex and other intimate details about his life over the course of many years.

In one audio clip from the Bubba The Love Sponge Show, the DJ and Hogan discussed the length of Hogan's penis.

Hogan said that he did these interviews and media spots under the Hulk Hogan character, and not as his real-life personality, Terry Bollea.

The sex tape depicts Hogan and Bubba Clem's wife.

Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million over publication of the video.

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9:55 a.m.

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is on the witness stand for Day 2 of trial in his civil lawsuit against Gawker Media.

The trial resumed Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg with Hogan being cross-examined by Gawker lawyers.

Hogan is suing the New York-based website for $100 million for posting an edited clip of a sex tape made of him and the wife of his then-best friend.

Tuesday morning, Gawker's attorneys played a video of Hogan doing an interview with TMZ about the sex tape. The interview was prior to Gawker's posting of the video and depicted Hogan joking about his thong tan line.

Hogan claims Gawker invaded his privacy. The trial will explore questions about celebrity and expectation of privacy.

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4:35 a.m.

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is expected to take the witness stand again during the second day of trial in his civil lawsuit against Gawker Media.

The trial continues Tuesday in downtown St. Petersburg.

Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million. The core issue: Did Gawker have the right to post one minute and forty one seconds of a sex tape filmed of Hogan and his then-best friend's wife?

Hogan and his lawyers say no, that Gawker invaded his privacy. He says the posting of the video caused him severe emotional distress.

Gawker says the publication was a legitimate scoop because Hogan had talked openly about his sex life before, in forums such as Howard Stern's radio show. The trial will explore questions about celebrity and expectations of privacy.

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