But Daulerio also had an inner rage demon.
As LawNewz reports, after he was saddled with the entire $140 million in damages, he seriously considered the unthinkable: Releasing the entire 30-minute tape of Hogan. Only a bit over a minute - 100 seconds - had been shown on Gawker. Then Daulerio planned to disappear himself. Here is the LawNewz coverage.
Fortunately, his bros talked him out of that scheme. He is young. He can put together a second life in communications. His debts can get paid off. In addition to the $140 million, he has almost $30K in student loans and more than $12K in credit card balances.
How many of us have been buried in debt and finally we were debt-free?
In 2003, that nut was six figures for me. Six months ago, I got rid of the last of it. I hadn't believed the cognitive therapist back 13 years ago - Amy Karnilowicz, West Hartford, Connecticut - when she promised me: "There is a way out."
Daulerio does have a snarky side but many of us have a soft spot for this guy who might be an accidental victim of the clash between titans: one-time media tycoon Nick Denton and venture capitalist Peter Thiel.