Brother, things are getting really weird with the Hulk Hogan sex tape business. Or should I say weirder? The mustachioed former wrestler is so concerned about keeping this in the news fixing this sex tape business, that he called in the FBI to help him track down whoever outed footage of him doing the nasty with buddy Bubba the Love Sponge's (yes, that's his real name) wife Heather Clem.
Because nothing screams "taxpayer dollars well spent" like a bunch of federal agents sitting around a dark room watching a bleach blond with big boobs and some woman getting down looking for clues? Ay yi yi.
OK, so technically, Hulk Hogan has as much right as any other taxpaying citizen to request the help of the FBI with his problems -- no matter how trivial. The way TMZ tells it, the feds are actually the Hulk's last resort after local authorities in Florida told him the statue of limitations on unlawfully recording someone has passed because the tape was actually recorded in 2006 (which was before Clem and her Sponge got married, we should note). The fact that the tape was distributed across state lines also gives the FBI jurisdiction.
But this whole thing has been going on for MONTHS now. The first rumblings that someone had a tape of Hulkamania bedroom-style came out in March. And only now is he going to the FBI? And before doing so he made sure his attorney told TMZ about it?
Doesn't anyone find it a little strange that Hulk is soooo upset about this violation of privacy that he's making sure everyone knows about it?
Maybe instead of (probably) using the FBI to keep his name in the news, Hulk could find a more useful way to swing this that won't cost our hardworking federal agents their precious time. Say donating proceeds of the sale of the film to the Handlebar Mustache Society of America (or creating such a thing if there isn't one ... because there really should be!)?
Do you find it fishy that Hulk Hogan is still fighting this thing or is he just exercising his rights here?
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