The saga is almost over.
In the end, the site was brought down by a billionaire. But it had other detractors.
The controversial gossip site will stop publishing new material next week under orders from its new owners, and Nick Denton is being shown the door.
The embattled media company was reportedly purchased for $135 million.
The out entrepreneur wrote an op-ed in The New York Times to support a bill dubbed the Gawker Act, to prevent a repeat of what happened to him: "Gawker violated my privacy and cashed in on it."
The out publisher of Gawker is still appealing the decision that he must pay wrestler Hulk Hogan $140 million, but in the meantime is seeking protection from the courts.
The Gawker Media founder has his own philosophy on when it's appropriate to report on a person's sexual orientation.