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Hulk Hogan files defamation suit against ex-wife

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    FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2006 file photo, Hulk Hogan and his wife Linda arrive at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles. Court records show a financial settlement has been agreed upon between wrestler Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, and his ex-wife Linda. The St. Petersburg Times reports Linda Bollea received a little more than 70 percent of the couple's liquid assets in their divorce settlement. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)
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CLEARWATER, Fla. >> Wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing his ex-wife, claiming she lied and defamed him in her new book.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that Hogan — whose real name is Terry Bollea — filed the lawsuit Thursday in Clearwater, Fla.

The 18-page lawsuit claims Linda Bollea wrote "Wrestling the Hulk — My Life Against the Ropes" to help revive her career. She wrote that her husband abused her during their marriage and had homosexual encounters.

Terry Bollea says the claims have harmed his reputation. He’s demanding a jury trial and a halt to his ex-wife’s comments. He says she has also made claims during promotional interviews on national television.

Linda Bollea received more than 70 percent of the couple’s assets in their recent divorce settlement.

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