Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton told CNBC on Wednesday he's received a letter from Hulk Hogan's lawyer on behalf of a hair restoration expert concerning an article about Donald Trump's hairdo.
The article questioning the authenticity of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's hair was posted last month, around the same time Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, stung by a 2007 Gawker story outing him as gay, revealed he bankrolled Hogan's lawsuit over a sex tape. Under the headline: Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave? — Gawker, known for its controversial reporting, speculated on whether the Ivari International clinic was behind its installation and upkeep.
"It's a letter not a lawsuit at this point. It's a complaint on behalf of the hair restoration expert who's actually in Donald Trump's building," Denton said on "Squawk Box." "It was sort of a deep, speculative investigation into the connections between them."
The New York Times reports it's not clear whether Thiel, a pledged delegate for Trump at the upcoming 2016 Republican convention, is behind the letter. Thiel's representatives did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment.