Oh. That's awkward.
Putting aside the question of whether Gawker had the legal right to keep blog slaves — a question the court will answer soon — the company's 60-plus pages of excuses are in stark contrast to Gawker's editorial condemnation of other companies who use unpaid interns.
Two months earlier ("Condé Nast Stops Paying Interns"), the site huffily called out "Magazine conglomerate Condé Nast, which was slapped with a lawsuit in June for paying interns less than a dollar per hour." Remarkably Gawker didn't mention anything about their own lawsuit, which was filed the exact same month.