Bubba the Love Sponge is being sued by local Tampa radio hosts Todd Schnitt, and his wife Michelle Schnitt, over comments made over the air by Bubba.
The suit alleges that Bubba called Schnitt, who is a radio personality for Clear Channel's WFLZ and WFLA, a "lying piece of crap," "a kid Schnitt snitch" and "one of the top four or five people behind our arrest and the trial of the hog deal."
Schnitt also accuses Bubba of calling his wife Michelle a degrading name.
"I didn't say anything defamatory or slanderous like he made allegations of. Really bad stuff like touching kids or something I would never go there," Bubba the Love Sponge told WTSP-TV. "This is somebody who got his feelings hurt that's exactly what it is. He gets on the air everyday. He's a public figure."
"He gets on the air everyday. He's a public figure. It's okay for him to put billboards of OJ and Britney Spears up and his whole show is based on TMZ," Bubba added. "Unfortunately what he doesn't understand is that he and his wife are public figures. I can call them names and be outlandish and be Bubba the Love Sponge, be the people's hammer and say it like it is all I want."
View the court filing here.
[WTSP-TV via AllAccess]