A judge has rejected Nick Bollea‘s request to be released from solitary confinement.

The 17-year-old son of Hulk Hogan is currently serving an eight-month jail sentence stemming from an August 2007 car accident that gravely injured his friend. On Monday, his people filed a motion to change his program to home confinement because solitary confinement for up to 17 hours a day was causing him "unbearable anxiety."

However, officials say the reason this isolation is because he’s a minor, despite the fact that he was convicted as an adult.

That’s not the only legal action Nick’s lawyers took Monday. They also sued Florida’s Pinellas County sheriff for violating Nick’s privcay, claiming that the sheriff illegally released private recordings between Nick and his family to the media.

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