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Jury seated in Bubba vs. Schnitt trial

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A jury has been seated in the civil lawsuit filed by radio personality Todd "MJ" Schnitt, against fellow radio personality Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem.

Jurors were selected early Tuesday evening. Opening statements will begin Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.

The case stems from some comments made by Clem on-air, about Schnitt's wife Michelle.

Bubba was charged with animal cruelty in 2001 for an on-air stunt involving a hog. In the aftermath, he went after rival Todd Schnitt in the aftermath.

Schnitt had his own trouble after an on-air stunt gone wrong. During his radio program, his staff set a van on fire trying to get big flames as they cooked a turkey. A Tampa firefighter was injured responding to a call to put the fire out.

While Bubba faced charges for his incident, Schnitt did not. Bubba claimed on the air, that Schnitt's wife Michelle used her influence in the cases. Michelle Schnitt once worked in the Hillsborough County State Attorney's office as an Assistant State Attorney.

During on-air rants, Bubba called Schnitt a liar and his wife, a whore.

Schnitt filed a civil lawsuit charging defamation of character.

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