Radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge Clem took to the airwaves Tuesday morning, bashing Hulk Hogan a day after he announced two lawsuits over a sex tape scandal involving the once-best friends.
Though Clem's attorney said Monday he would not be commenting on the lawsuit, the talk show host went on his radio show and harshly criticized Hogan. He called him a liar and said Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is using the situation to try and make money.
"He's a one way piece of crap who doesn't care about anyone but himself … You're the ultimate, lying showman," Clem said Tuesday morning.
Both suits are in response to a recently released tape allegedly showing Hogan having sex with Clem's wife, Heather. Bubba said he was "brainwashed" into giving the blessing to the illicit encounter.
"I'm guilty of letting Hogan talk me into something," he said.
Hogan says he didn't know about a secret camera taping the whole thing. Bubba and Heather are named defendants in the first suit because Hogan believes they knowingly taped him and released the video.
On his radio show, Bubba said that's a lie. He says Hogan was in on the stunt and knew about the tape.
"Tell the truth. Tell the truth, buddy," he said on his radio show.
"You can't play the victim card like that," he later said.
"The actions of the defendants were illegal, it was outrageous and it exceeded the bounds of human decency," Hogan's attorney, Charles Harder, said Monday at a press conference.
Hogan and his lawyers also set their sights on the website
Gawker, where the video is currently being broadcast.
"His legal counsel demanded repeatedly that Gawker remove that video from its website; Gawker refused to do so," said Harder. "The lawsuit against Gawker seeks damages in the amount of $100 million."
Hogan's other lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $15,000.
Bubba said Tuesday that the real issue is who stole the tape
and released it. He said Hogan is "wrong" for attacking the "wrong people."
Both suits request that Hogan is awarded the tape, so it can be destroyed.
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