Below is a partial transcript from the Nancy Grace show detailing the controversial comments made by Hulk Hogan and his family.
GRACE: Good evening, I`m Nancy Grace. I want to thank you for being with us. “Wrestlemania” and reality TV superstar Hulk Hogan is on the ropes. His 17 year old son Nick Hogan was involved in a disastrous drag racing crash leaving his 23-year-old friend, John Graziano left with brain damage. Hogan and family now caught on tape blaming the comatose victim, whining about the system, even scheming to make a buck off the whole thing by turning it into a reality TV show. I guess Hogan doesn`t know best.
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LINDA, HOGAN MOTHER: She`s not sad, she`s just acting angry like she just wants the money. John never meant anything to her or Ed. It`s just sad because I really appreciated you kids, and I just miss John and I miss you, too. And it`s, like, she`s not suffering. I am! I have the loss. She could give two (DELETED)
NICK HOGAN: I`m going to ask them, at least, because I`m in — I`m in maximum, I`m going to ask them to at least put me in a cell with, you know, like, maybe something with, you know, some bars where I could see some people or something.
HULK HOGAN: OK. All right. Don`t freak out.
NICK HOGAN: I don`t know. Like, if you could — if she could call the judge or something, just please ask them to put me on house arrest just so I can get out of here because this is the only place I can be in is here.
HULK HOGAN: OK, Bubba. I`m trying, all right? I`m trying.
NICK HOGAN: I know. I know. I know. Will you work on that reality deal for me and get that thing lined up so the minute I walk out of wherever I walk out of, it`s there, boom?
HULK HOGAN: Can you do it while you`re on probation?
NICK HOGAN: Yes. Of course.
HULK HOGAN: Yes. OK. You want to do it with Pink Sneakers or you want to do it with someone else?
NICK HOGAN: I want to do it where I`ll make the most money.
HULK HOGAN: Well, then, you need to do it with me, Jason and Eric.
NICK HOGAN: OK.
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GRACE: Where I`ll make the most money? The 23-year-old passenger, the victim in this case, is practically comatose. He has a gag reflex. I think he may be able to respond by blinking his eyes. He`s paralyzed for life. And they`re talking about making money off a reality TV show, whining about their treatment? If you had seen them in court, crying and begging the judge for leniency, and now all of this caught on tape, not just Hogan but his whole family.
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NICK HOGAN, HULK HOGAN`S SON: I`m really freaking out, Dad, because you know how they said they were going to move me?
HULK HOGAN, WRESTLEMANIA AND REALITY TV STAR: Yes.
N. HOGAN: OK. Well, the captain came in and said he could move me, you know? So he said that he was going to put me in this area, you know, but — he said he can move me but he can`t put me with other people because of my age, you know?
H. HOGAN: Yes.
N. HOGAN: So he said, yes, (EXPLETIVE DELETED). He moved me to security. I`m in maximum security and they put me in this room that`s like — it`s like the other at least had, like, one window where I can see out to the yard, you know, and I could wave at him and I could, like, you know, at least get his attention.
H. HOGAN: Yes.
N. HOGAN: I`m just sitting there counting the minutes on my hand fingers, you know, just trying to.
LINDA HOGAN, HULK HOGAN`S WIFE: I just feel so bad that you`re there because truthfully, Nicky, you don`t deserve to be there and ultimately John doesn`t need to be where he is. But you know what? You guys were best friends, I knew him better than his own mother knew him. Would you agree on that?
N. HOGAN: Yes.
L. HOGAN: Yes. I mean — and anybody would agree and she has no other recourse other than to be nasty and vindictive now. You know? Because if she really knew you, if she really knew the relationship between you and John and Danny, she`d be sad right now. She wouldn`t be mad. You know? She`d be devastated like I am.
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H. HOGAN: I don`t know what type of person John was or what he did to get himself in the situation. I know he was pretty aggressive and used to yell at people and used to do stuff. For some reason, man, God laid some heavy (EXPLETIVE DELETED) on that kid. Man, I don`t know what he was into.
N. HOGAN: John was a negative person.
H. HOGAN: He was what?
N. HOGAN: He was a negative person.
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TINA: I used to be such a big Hulk Hogan fan but after hearing the stupid-ass words coming out of Hulk and his family’s mouths, I am truly sickened. I wonder if NBC will fire him from the hit reality tv show “American Gladiators?”
Let me know what you think should happen to this family.
-Do you think Hulk Hogan should be fired from “American Gladiators” or be given a second chance?
-Do you think Nick Hogan should win his case against the Florida Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office who he claimed leaked his prison tapes to the public?
-Do you think Nick Hogan should be allowed to profit from this tragedy with a reality tv show?
-Do you think Nick Hogan’s sentence of 8 months was too light or not strict enough?
-Do you think there are special rules for celebrities and their kids?
Let me know your opinion on this controversy.