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Bubba the Love Sponge legal update: IRS files tax lien, ex-girlfriend drops injunction

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Bubba the Love Sponge can now add a federal tax lien to his recent legal troubles.

But as one issue pops up, another appears to have worked itself out for the embattled Tampa Bay shock jock.

Formerly known as Todd Alan Clem, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem is the owner of the Bubba Radio Network Inc., headquartered at 5021 W. Nassau St. in Tampa.

Over the years, the infamous radio host, who now lives in South St. Petersburg, has either directly or indirectly been involved in multiple legal cases, both in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

In the latest of his legal difficulties, the Internal Revenue Service filed a tax lien last month against the Bubba Radio Network, saying the company owes $23,295 in unpaid ‘941’ taxes for the tax period that ended Sept. 30, 2016.

This latest problem comes on top of former girlfriend Nicole Maria “Nikki” L’Ange seeking an injunction February against Bubba for domestic violence. The same week, Bank of America sued him over a defaulted $75,000 line of credit.

In December, Beasley Media Group, part of the Beasley Broadcast Group, removed Bubba’s show from WBRN-FM 98.7 in the Tampa area, leaving his show on a single Beasley station: WRXK-FM 98-Rock in Fort Myers.

Tampa’s WWBA-AM 820 later picked up the show.

But at least one of the actions seemed to have been settled. On March 13, L’Ange voluntarily dismissed her petition for a restraining order against Clem. She did not list a reason.

As for Bank of America’s $75,000 lawsuit, neither Clem nor the Bubba Radio Network has responded as of mid-April.


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