It seems like now both Bubba and Tampa host MJ want their case to go to a mistrial, or do they?
On Friday, lawyers for MJ Schnitt asked for a mistrial, and they were opposed by lawyers for Bubba the Love Sponge.
On Monday, Bubba’s lawyers asked for a mistrial and were contended by MJ’s lawyers. Clems legal team is claiming media coverage of last week’s DUI arrest of one of Schnitt’s lawyers – and allegations from Schnitt’s lawyers that the arrest was a setup by Clem’s legal team – would hurt Bubba’s chances of getting a fair trial.
The judge, so far, hasn’t granted anyone a mistrial.
So as the lawsuit and craziness continues Howard Stern’s decided to voice his support for Bubba:
“I have gone online and read about it,” said Stern. “But I don’t even understand what I’m reading. It seems like one DJ’s upset because Bubba made fun of him but I didn’t hear the broadcast, it sounds like a lot of nonsense. It sounds like a free speech issue. I’m biased towards Bubba. He’s a friend of mine. I like him very much.
I don’t know this other DJ, but things can get heated in these radio wars. It’s sort of not a big deal. I think it sounds like the type of thing that on free speech you can get away with and I think Bubba will be OK and I’m hoping Bubba comes out all right. I’m a Bubba guy. So what am I supposed to do?”