MJ Vs. Bubba The Love Sponge Trial Continues
'The Love Sponge' Wearing Down On Second Day Of Testimony?
TAMPA, FL. -- Called back to the witness stand this morning and again in the afternoon, Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem (photo above), continued defending himself against a defamation suit by former rival radio host Todd "MJ" Schnitt. Today was the second day of trial. Clem was on the witness stand both days.
(Update: Friday morning on Bubba Clem's radio show he claimed the "fix is in" referring to what Bubba inferred was partiality on the part of Circuit Judge James D. Arnold. Clem said he was being badgered by Schnitt's attorney Phil Campbell who was receiving favorable rulings over Clem's attorney, Joseph Diaco, Jr.
Clem continues to call this case a "First Amendment" trial, about his freedom of speech and says he is being attacked because of his continuing remarks against the State Attorney in Hillsborough County, Fl., Mark A. Ober.)
Clem is appearing live from 6 a.m. until about 7:30 a.m. each morning discussing the trial with his radio show cast, some of whom cannot talk about the trial. Sequestration is applying to two cast members who will be called as witnesses. They are not allowed to watch, discuss, or read anything about the trial until after they testify.)
Both Tampa Bay morning show DJs; Schnitt, formerly known as MJ Kelli, broadcast on WFLZ 93.3 and Clem on WHPT 102.5. Schnitt now has a syndicated afternoon conservative talk radio show heard on 970 AM in Tampa and dozens of affiliates around the country, while Clem continues his syndicated morning show, heard in Fort Myers on WRXK 96.1 and other affiliates.