Prosecutor, Former Co-Host Testify In Bubba-Schnitt Case
January 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM (PT)
The case of TODD SCHNITT v. BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE on FRIDAY (1/18) featured testimony from HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY State Attorney MARK OBER, who prosecuted BUBBA in the 2001 boar-killing case that triggered BUBBA's ire against SCHNITT and his wife and co-plaintiff, Assistant State Attorney MICHELLE SCHNITT, and BJ HARRIS, SCHNITT's old morning show partner at CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WFLZ, where SCHNITT was known as MJ KELLI.
The TAMPA BAY TIMES reports that OBER testified that he did not conspire with the SCHNITTS to go after BUBBA, noting that Mrs. SCHNITT was a recent law school graduate at the time and would not have been involved in decisions to pursue felony charges. OBER added that while he lost his case against BUBBA, "If I was presented the same facts today, I would have tried him again."
FOX O&O WTVT (TV) (FOX 13)/TAMPA reports that HARRIS told the court that, contrary to BUBBA's claims, SCHNITT had not gotten him fired from WFLZ. HARRIS said, "I was never told by anyone I would be terminated," and asserted that he had resigned instead.
And FOX 13 also reports that former MJ MORNING SHOW crew member MEREDITH WALUSEK testified that she saw members of "BUBBA's Army," his fan base, harass SCHNITT on the street and online, with e-mails saying "MJ you need to die. I hope your show goes away forever. We hate you. Die MJ, die."