Another weird story. For those unfamiliar with the backstory, Bubba says "Fuck Haiti!" and acts stupid on Twitter, Kong beats the hell out of him, both seem to vanish from TNA. Anyway, now Kong (real name Kia Stevens) has filed a lawsuit against Bubba (rel name Todd Clem) for making a threatening, racially insensitive phone call, as well as AT&T for not revealing the identify of the caller According to Courthouse News Service:
Stevens claims Clem called her at her Tampa home from a blocked number at 5 a.m. on Feb. 10. She says the caller said, "'This is Bubba the Love Sponge here at (and at this point the caller named a radio station' and then alluded to the fact that the call was being broadcast on the radio. "The caller then started talking in a stream, threatening to come to the petitioner's house and 'sucker punch' her until she stopped breathing and then said, 'You'll be dead like all those other n----rs in Haiti you fat black bitch ... Fuck Haiti!"
Stevens claims that when she did not respond, "the male who had identified himself as 'Bubba the Love Sponge' stated 'What d'ya think about that, Monkey Kong?' ... 'What? Those big fat Jimmy Walker lips ain't talking shit now, huh?'"
Stevens says she recognized Clem's voice, having heard his radio show.
There's a problem with Stevens' version: Bubba/Clem wasn't broadcasting at the time of the alleged call.
"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 eye witnesses that account for my every movement that day from 4:50 AM forward. No call was made to Ms. Stevens at all," Bubba said in an email statement to RBR-TVBR.
"We will be pursuing all legal remedies available to us in the State of Florida to fight these deliberately malicious allegations," he added.
It will certainly be interesting to see what happens here.