Bubba The Love Sponge responds to Awesome Kong's allegations that he used racial slurs during a threatening phone call

Posted in: TNA News
By By Jason Powell
Feb 25, 2010 - 10:53 AM

TNA backstage personality and radio show host Bubba The Love Sponge (a/k/a Todd Clem) issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the lawsuit that was filed against him by TNA Knockout Awesome Kong (a/k/a Kia Stevens). Stevens alleges that Bubba used racial slurs while making a threatening phone call that came from a blocked line.

"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," Clem wrote. "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 eye witnesses 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."

Powell's POV: Stevens has requested that AT&T release the blocked call information, but the phone company has refused. I understand AT&T's policy, but it would be nice if they were legally forced to do so under the circumstances, as that could potentially clear up the controversy.

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