The online news site Gawker  won a lawsuit against the FBI to obtain evidence connected to an FBI investigation of Hulk Hogan’s sex tape.
The evidence has been important to Gawker since it was sued by Hogan for posting footage of a sex tape featuring the wrestler.
The FBI was investigating a Los Angeles attorney’s attempted sale of the Hogan video but has since closed the probe.
A federal judge in Florida said the bureau is required to turn over the records.
The FBI maintained the evidence was exempt from disclosure laws because it would invite the privacy rights of Hogan and his partner.