Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Bubba The Love Sponge Trashes Mark Ober
TAMPA, FL. -- Syndicated shock radio host Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem continued his complaints against Hillsborough, Florida State Attorney Mark Ober this morning on his daily morning broadcast.
Clem is being sued for defamation by former radio rival Todd "MJ" Schnitt in the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida. An expected three-week long jury trial is ongoing this week in Tampa. Friday State Attorney Mark Ober was called as a witness for Schnitt.
More radio personalities are expected to take the witness stand for the plaintiff this morning beginning at 9 a.m..
Photo: State Attorney Mark Ober testifies in Schnitt vs. Clem trial
Clem claims he was only trash talking Schnitt and wife Michelle four years ago, while Schnitt is claiming damages to his reputation and harassment for years by Clem and the "Bubba Army," a fan club.
Clem comes on the air each morning at 6 a.m., and for the last several weeks has been insisting the Schnitt law suit stemmed from a conspiracy among MJ, Michell Schmitt, and State Attorney Mark Ober. Mrs. Schnitt was a former assistant State Attotney at Mark Ober's office.
10 years ago the Bubba radio show aired the catching, castrating and eating of a wild hog. Ober's office prosecuted Clem for animal cruelty, but a jury found insufficient evidence to convict.
Ober took the stand at the trial Friday, denying any relationship that would have caused prosecuting Clem for the hog incident on behalf of Michelle Schnitt. Ober said his office had ample evidence to prosecute Clem at the time.
Photo credit: 13th Judicial Circuit/Fox 13 Tampa Bay