Peter Thiel, Tech Billionaire, Reveals Secret War With Gossip Site Gawker

A billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur was outed as being gay by a media organization. His friends suffered at the hands of the same gossip site.

A 2007 article published by Gawker’s Valleywag blog was headlined, “Peter Thiel is totally gay, people.”

Nearly a decade later, the entrepreneur secretly financed a lawsuit to try to put the media company out of business. He funded a team of lawyers to find and help “victims” of the company’s coverage mount cases against Gawker.



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