Howard Stern gets hit with a massive lawsuit

Illustration of Howard Stern with arrows in his body and the caption 400 million? that hurts
Howard Stern is being sued by former employer CBS for promoting his upcoming Sirius show on the air. Stern was proportedly warned to cut it out, but kept on it in his trademark style:

The CBS suit claims Stern “repeatedly and willfully breached his written contract with CBS Radio over the last 22 months of that contract, misappropriated millions of dollars worth of CBS Radio airtime for his own financial benefit, and fraudulently concealed his interest in hundreds of millions of dollars of Sirius stock while promoting it on the air.”

By touting his move from terrestrial radio, the suit contends, Stern essentially gave Sirius free ad time on his CBS syndicated show–this, despite being on orders from CBS suits to tone down the Sirius plugs. (Last November, a month before he signed off from CBS Radio, his bosses there suspended Stern for one day for overtly hyping Sirius.)

Stern says it’s personal and that he disclosed details of his new contract to CBS.

Whatever the outcome, CBS is losing money. Stern’s replacement, David Lee Roth, is tanking in the ratings.

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