A lawyer for wrestler and action hero-turned-reality Tv star Hulk Hogan has demanded lawmakers in Florida strip a gossip website of all links to his client's sex tape.
Hogan is upset that bosses at Gawker.com have linked to the sex tape on another website just days after a judge granted the wrestler's request for a temporary restraining order and ordered Gawker bosses to pull down a one-minute excerpt of a 30-minute videoed tryst and related photos and transcripts.
The website chiefs immediately took down the sex tape footage but refused to remove a narrative of the video written by former editor A.J. Daulerio. They also linked to another website that was hosting the sex tape.
Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, has now instructed his attorney Charles Hader to urge Judge Pamela Campbell to hold the Gawker bosses in civil contempt for openly disobeying her instruction "to remove the written narrative describing the private sexual encounter".
Hader's motion also argues that Gawker's decision to link to another website offering up footage from the sex tape is also against the judge's orders.
He writes, "The Order prohibits posting, publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting the footage. Linking to the footage falls within this definition."
Hogan is hoping to win substantial monetary sanctions and attorney's fees at an upcoming contempt hearing.
The star filed a $100 million (£62.5 million) federal lawsuit against bosses at Gawker last year (12) after they uploaded a one-minute clip from a sex tape he made with Heather Clem. He cited invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress but lost the case.
The 59 year old re-filed the suit in the state of Florida, and last week (24Apr13) he won his battle for a temporary restraining order.