Pro wrestler files lawsuit to learn if Tampa shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge harassed her by phone
The fight between Tampa shock jock Bubba the love Sponge Clem and pro wrestler Awesome Kong may move into a courtroom, following a lawsuit filed by the wrestler suspecting Clem of placing a profane, early-morning cellphone call earlier this month.
Tampa-based wrestler Kia Stevens, known as Awesome Kong in the Total Nonstop Action wrestling league, filed a petition in Hillsborough County Circuit court on Monday, asking a judge to force her own cellphone provider to divulge who called her at 5:08 a.m. on Feb. 10.
That's when Stevens says someone called her phone from a line where the caller's identity was blocked. She says this person identified himself as Clem, said she was being broadcast on the radio and let loose a stream of harsh language, including something like "you'll be dead like all those other (n-words) in Haiti you fat black b----. F--- Haiti."
Stevens and Clem reportedly got into a physical fight on Jan. 18 during the taping of a TNA wrestling show, after the wrestler objected to Clem's past statements criticizing the aid America is providing to Haiti after its devastating earthquake. Clem eventually apologized for such remarks, which included an early morning message on Twitter where he wrote, in part, "F--- Haiti."
Clem issued a statement today denying Stevens' allegations, saying: ""This morning I was made aware of allegations made in a petition for full bill of discovery by Ms. Kia Stevens, a professional wrestler with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. The allegations in this petition are one hundred percent false. To be clear; everything contained in this petition is not true. Ms. Stevens attributing outrageous racist statements and physical threats to me is disgusting.
"We can prove without any doubt the allegations made in this petition are false. First Ms. Stevens claims that she was called on the air, at 5:08 AM on February 10th, we are not even on the air until 6 AM Eastern time.
"We have phone records and eyewitnesses that account for my every movement that day from 4:50 AM forward. No call was made to Ms. Stevens at all.
"We will be pursuing all legal remedies available to us in the State of Florida to fight these deliberately malicious allegations."
Read Stevens' legal petition here.