Shock-jock radio is the centerpiece of a defamation lawsuit brought by Todd "MJ" Schnitt against Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. The five-year-old case file is 38 volumes long and weighs hundreds of pounds. Schnitt filed the lawsuit back in 2008, accusing Clem of "false, highly offensive and defamatory statements" about him and his wife Michelle, as competition heated up between the two on morning radio.
A strange cavalcade of stars will be on parade as well. Witness lists include dozens of media personalities — including disgraced former Tribune Co. chief executive Randy Michaels — plus a Tampa breast implant surgeon, Hillsborough's top prosecutor, and assorted radio characters with such names as Jabberjaw, Cowhead and 25 Cent. The trial is expected to last three weeks.