In March, a Florida jury awarded former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan $140 million in damages after Hogan sued the media company for publishing excerpts of a video showing him having sex with the wife of his then-best friend. Gawker is appealing the decision.
Recode reported that the bankruptcy filing is an effort to prevent the company from having to pay out the damages. Gawker currently has a $100 million bid from Ziff Davis but is hoping for a higher offer, Recode reported.
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