Sheryl Sandberg Denies Facebook Knew Peter Thiel Was Funding Hulk Hogan's Lawsuit Against Gawker For Publishing His Sex Tape And Says The Billionaire Will Remain On The Board 

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Sheryl Sandberg insisted she knew nothing of Peter Thiel funding lawsuits
Facebook board member revealed he gave money to suits suing Gawker 
Among them was a suit by Hulk Hogan who sued Gawker for $140million
Sandberg has confirmed Thiel acted independently from Facebook role  

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