The paralegal at the center of a DUI drama that unfolded during the MJ-Bubba defamation trial has revealed more details about what took place that night.
Melissa Personius, a paralegal at Adams & Diaco, signed an affidavit saying said no one at the firm instructed to her to lie to MJ attorney Phil Campbell, or try to get information from him about the trial.
In the middle of the trial, Campbell was charged with driving under the influence after having drinks with Personius at a downtown Tampa restaurant.
Personius is a paralegal at the firm representing Bubba Clem, who MJ Schnitt was suing for defamation.
Campbell was driving Personius' car when they were pulled over and he was arrested.
He left his trial briefcase in Personius' car.
In the affidavit, Personius said Campbell introduced himself to her and a friend, and bought drinks for them.
She said Campbell wanted to take her back to his apartment to call a cab for her and insisted on driving.
"No one at Adams and Diaco, including Stephen Diaco, instructed me to get in a vehicle with Phil Campbell or have Phil Campbell drive my car," she said in the statement.
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