Stern, who works for the network as a judge on “America’s Got Talent”, said on his radio show that an NBC executive made a “threatening kind of comment” after Howard called Leno a “spineless maggot”.
Stern slammed Leno last Monday, after news Jay Leno had taken a pay-cut to save jobs on his show surfaced.
Howard said, “I got sort of a threatening kind of comment from one of the executives. I was done with Jay Leno, now I’m all fired up again”.
The radio host told his listeners, “It’s a smokescreen… Here’s what it really means, and you can take this to the bank: Jay Leno is a scumbag. That’s what that means. He’s a spineless maggot. Jay wanted to cut staff. He’s embarrassed to do it. He didn’t want to come off as a bad guy”.
Defiant Howard Stern later added, “Take my job away from me – who cares? I will never, ever, ever endorse Jay”.
Howard finished up his rant by stating, “I don’t answer to anybody, everyone knows that. That’s part of the game. And that’s why I’m a great judge – I would tell people if they sucked”.
Listen to Howard’s rant here (NSFW Offensive Language):
Stern has made clear he has no qualms about his working relationship with the network.
“I love my job on ‘AGT,'” said Stern. “I love working for the people at NBC, they’ve been nothing but wonderful, but please don’t tell me what to say.”
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