Obviously he wants to hold onto it until he is in better financial shape. But, the bankruptcy judge said no. That's because the amount of rent would still leave Denton $97,000 in the hole by the end of a year. Here are the details in The Wall Street Journal.
Observers of the aftermath of the jury verdict for the plaintiff in "Hogan v. Gawker" might see this as a power play, by both Hogan and Denton.
Yet, Denton still doesn't seem to get it that his former power as an iconoclastic media player is over. At least for now.
He may regain that kind of power again in the future. He contends Hollywood is interested in him. But there are plenty of skilled players in Hollywood. He may not be able to carve out the kind of power base he did with Gawker. The digital journalism he put together was new at the time. It brought in eyeballs - and media interest. He evolved into a star and a millionaire.
Now, Hogan is the one with the power. He has the financial backing of billionaire Peter Thiel for his litigation. Representing him is superlawyer Charles Harder. The latter is currently also representing the Trumps.
Denton is NoWhereMan. Could be come back? Yes. But the signature abrasive personality which got him where he was is out of date. At least for power plays on the level he is used to.
There is no doubt that Denton can again make a decent living. But he may never be able to become again the Denton that had been. Indeed he may be one of those one-trick ponies.