“I want to say, I am so happy that Hulk Hogan won the case against Gawker, and I’ll tell you why,” he said.
As an advocate for free speech — well, mostly just his free speech, he admitted — Stern said he thinks Gawker’s attempt to make the case about free speech is “a total load of” words unfit to print.
“I truly believe that you can’t just say this is a free speech issue,” he said. “This is the same as Erin Andrews being in a hotel room and some guy drilling a hole in the wall. You can’t take a tape of somebody that is illegally made and just post it on your website and say this is news and free speech.
“It isn’t. It’s an invasion of privacy.”
Most disturbing to Stern, he conceded on air, was that it could have been him on that tape. More than once, Clem had propositioned Stern to have sex with his now ex-wife, just like he’d done to Hulk Hogan.
But Stern just thought he was kidding.
“Oh, I would die if there was a sex tape of me,” Stern said. “I would be humiliated.”
“I did something that I’ll pay for for the rest of my life. I don’t necessarily know that I would expect him to ever forgive me and what I did, but I own it, I did it. It’s tough to know that I made that decision in life, for whatever reason and there’s a lot more than I can’t talk about.”
Bubba said he has some things to bring up too. He thinks Howard has been angry with him, refusing to respond to his emails. Howard said he really was not. Bubba continued saying his crew has begged to come back to SiriusXM and Howard has said no to Bubba being on Howard 101.