Howard Stern won’t have to play couples therapist to friends Hulk Hogan and Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.
Hogan named Clem in a $100 million lawsuit earlier this month after a video clip of Hogan have sex with Clem’s then girlfriend (and future ex-wife) Heather was leaked online by Gawker.com. Clem released an official public apology letter Monday, stating that he now believes Hogan was completely unaware he was being videotaped while having sex with Heather. The statement is a complete reversal of the comments he made on the Howard Stern Show on October 17th, when he stated that Hogan was fully aware that he was being taped.
See the complete text of Bubba the Love Sponge’s apology letter below:
“After further investigation, I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom. I am convinced that he had no knowledge that he was being taped. Additionally, I am certain that he had no role in the release of the video. It is my belief that Terry is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video’s release in any way. Regrettably, when Hulk filed the lawsuit against me, I instinctively went on the offensive. The things that I said about him and his children were not true. I was wrong and I am deeply sorry for my reaction, and for the additional pain it cause Hulk and his children on top of the pain that they were already feeling from having learned that Terry was taped without his knowledge, and the public release of the video.
I am committed to helping Hulk and his attorneys find whoever is responsible for the release of the tape and holding them accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
Sincerely, Bubba Clem”
Clem’s statements are a far cry from those he made on the Howard Stern Show less than two weeks ago. On Stern’s October 17th satellite radio broadcast, Clem said Hogan was lying about not knowing that he was being videotaped while having sex. Clem even offered to take an on-air lie detector test on the Stern Show to prove his veracity.
“The reason I’m so mad is that we were friends,” said Clem. “And this was an act that all parties knew about everything.” Read the full story here
Hogan has now removed Clem’s name from his $100 million lawsuit, but is still pursuing legal action against Gawker.com, the website which leaked a one minute clip of his tryst with Heather.
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