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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…

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Teen involved in controversial sex case blasts Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober

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Less than a week after the mother of a sex crime victim issued a statement bashing Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober, the victim in that case has come forward with her own critical statement, and it’s equally as vitriolic towards the GOP incumbent, now in a spirited race for his political life. “The fact is Mr. Ober, that as a result of my time with you and your administration I have felt judged, ridiculed, blamed, dismissed, and uncared for time and time again,” the unidentified…

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Hulk Hogan sex tape trial kicks off in Pinellas

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The Hulh Hogan sex tape trial began Monday morning with opening statements from the former wrestling star’s legal team. Lawyer Shane Vogt painted Bollea as an unsuspecting victim of a needless violation of his privacy. At issue is a sex tape released on Gawker.com in 2012 that showed Bollea having sex with Heather Clem who was married at the time to shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. Bollea is suing Gawker for $100 million as a result of publishing an…

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Gawker president expects to lose Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit

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Gawker Media’s president is anticipating a loss against former wrestling star Hulk Hogan over the 2012 leak of a sex tape. “It’s probably difficult to win the case entirely, outright, knowing the jury that we’re facing, but it’s possible. More likely than not, we end up with a really small judgment that we can easily carry and we appeal that,” said Heather Dietrick said during a Gawker staff meeting held on Thursday according to Capital New York. Gawker is facing…

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Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker $100 million sex tape lawsuit postponed

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Hulk Hogan’s $100 million lawsuit against Gawker has been delayed indefinitely. The case involving a sex-tape released in 2012 was originally scheduled to begin Monday. The ruling was handed down by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal and cites rules regarding timing of jury trials. The July 6 trial date was set on June 19, thus violating that rule. The opinion published Thursday argues the lower court judge, Pamela Campbell was “persuaded by Bollea’s side that it could disregard the…

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Gawker nabs legal win in advance of Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit

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The media company Gawker has won a lawsuit stemming back to 2013 related to the 2012 sex tape it released of Florida wrestling star Hulk Hogan. The judge’s decision to force the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office to turn over evidence related to an investigation into the tape’s leak means Gawker will likely uncover evidence it can use in its defense against a separate lawsuit filed by Hogan. Hogan (Terry Bollea) sued Gawker in 2012 after it released portions of…

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