Bubba Doesn't Back Down
March 12, 2008 at 4:40 PM (PT)
Despite the threat of a lawsuit, SIRIUS and COX Classic Rock WHPT (102.5 THE BONE)/TAMPA and Classic Rock WFYV (ROCK 105)/JACKSONVILLE morning personality BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE has refused to for criticizing a man whose daughter was murdered.
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE reports that the attorney for MARK LUNSFORD, whose daughter JESSICA was murdered in 2005, has sent letters to BUBBA demanding he retract his on-air allegations that LUNSFORD was drinking at a biker bar the night she was abducted, and he's wrong to sue the COUNTY SHERIFF's office for failing to find the girl before her demise. (LUNSFORD denies the drinking charge, asserting that he was at his girl friend's residence at the time.
Rather, BUBBA's website has a "BUBBA VS LUNSFORD" section, with links to one of the attorney's letters, two heated calls LUNSFORD made to the morning show, LUNSFORD parody songs, and other phone conversations. There's also a poll asking whether Lunsford's suit is warranted; money from the 99-cent-per-vote charge will go to the CITRUS COUNTY SHERIFF's Office to be donated to the CITRUS COUNTY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER.