Hulk Hogan Says Racism Was Part of His 'Daily Environment' Growing Up: 'You Greeted Your Friends with the N-Word'

Hulk Hogan, the 12-time world wrestling champion, looks nervous.

Walking into a conference room in N.Y.C., he pours himself a glass of ice water and sits down. He cups his hands together and says that now that “the dust has settled,” he’s ready to speak out about the audio transcript that was released in July that featured him using racial slurs when talking about his daughter Brooke’s then-boyfriend.

'I'm Not a Racist. I Made One Horrible Mistake': Hulk Hogan Insists He's Changed Since Slur that Got Him Kicked out of WWE

Hulk Hogan has a clear message: The racist remarks he made in an audio transcript that was released in July is not an accurate portrayal of the man he truly is.

“I’m a good person,” Hogan told PEOPLE during a sit-down interview on Friday. “I’m not a racist. I made one horrible mistake.”

Brooke Hogan Defends Dad Hulk Amid Racism Controversy: 'He'd Never Want to Hurt His Fans or Family'

In the wake of a recently released audio transcript of Hulk Hogan making racist remarks about his daughter’s romantic relationships, Brooke Hogan has taken to Facebook to defend her father.

Brooke Hogan Engaged to Dallas Cowboys' Phil Costa

With so many wedding chapels nearby it’s a miracle Brooke Hogan didn’t race from engagement to married in Vegas this weekend!

She was even already wearing white for the big moment.

Ecstatic shots on her instagram feed capture the moment when Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Phil Costa proposed on bended knee with the Paris hotel’s Eiffel Tower in the background and then slipped the ring on his 25-year-old bride-to-be.

Brooke Hogan on Nude Photo Backlash: Stop Picking on Me!

Brooke Hogan has one thing to say to people who criticize her for her decision to unveil an arty nude photo in front of her father recently: leave me alone!

“Im SO sick of people saying me and my dad are in some perverted relationship,” she Tweeted on Saturday morning, days after revealing the photo in Miami. “Go home and do your own thing! Stop picking on me!”

Brooke Hogan Unveils Nude Photo – in Front of Her Dad!

Talk about an awkward birthday surprise!

To celebrate dad Hulk Hogan turning 58, Brooke Hogan brought him along as her date to the unveiling of a nude photo exhibit at Miami’s Cafeina Lounge on Thursday. In the black-and-white portrait taken by Jordan Michael Zuniga, the 23-year-old poses completely nude while entrapped in a cage, a nod to the cruelty faced by animals.

Sister: Nick Hogan's Jail Time Has 'Broken His Spirit'

Jail has changed Nick Hogan for the worse, sister Brooke says.

“They had broken his spirit,” Brooke Hogan, 20, tells PEOPLE. “When they put him in solitary, he was on the outs. I was worried about him, and his safety, and his well-being.”

But now that Nick’s out of a 28-day stint in solitary where he was rapidly losing weight, and in the general population with more privileges, he’s turning back into the little brother she knew.

Brooke Hogan Apologizes for Allegations Against Father

Brooke Hogan issued an apology for making what she now calls false allegations that her father Hulk abused her mother.

“I did it under significant pressure from my mother,” Hogan, 20, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “It was only after I learned all the facts that I realized I made a big mistake in signing it.”

Hogan released the statement after a tabloid reported that she had signed a legal affidavit accusing her father, whose real name is Terry Bollea, of verbally and physically abusing wife Linda during their marriage.

Brooke Hogan Calls Mom's Behavior 'Disappointing'

As the nasty divorce between Hulk Hogan and his estranged wife Linda slogs on in the courts, their daughter Brooke sees a silver lining.

“I don’t think our family is falling apart or getting destroyed,” the 20-year-old told Access Hollywood. “I just think it’s rearranging itself in the way God meant it to be – because it wasn’t working how it was.”

Brooke Hogan: Seatbelt Saved My Life

The Hogan family was involved in another car accident Sunday, when Hulk Hogan’s daughter Brooke’s car was hit and pushed into a concrete wall by a man witnesses said was speeding.

No injuries were reported to either Brooke Bollea, 20, her female passenger, or to the 19-year-old man in the car that hit Bollea’s on the Bayside Bridge in Clearwater, Fla., according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. No charges have been filed in the accident.

Bollea’s 2008 four-door Mercedes had $3,000 damage done to it, according to the release.