Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, Todd "MJ" Schnitt verdict: Jury rules in Clem's favor

TAMPA - A Tampa jury ruled Wednesday that shock jock Todd "MJ" Schnitt and his wife were not defamed by Bubba the Love Sponge Clem who made harsh on-air comments about the couple over a period of time.

Jurors came to their decision after nearly 3 hours of deliberation.

Alternate juror Alana Wilshire, who was released early, had little sympathy for the plaintiffs. "I don't think they were able to prove defamation, in my opinion," she said. "I think anybody that runs and cries and hides in their house because someone called them a name kind of needs to grow up, you know, develop a thicker skin."

Wilshire, a nurse who moved here two years ago, said she had little knowledge "of either of these people."

Schnitt sought monetary damages from Clem.

 
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