Howard Stern shows his support for fellow radio host, Bubba the Love Sponge, in a sex tape case that led Hulk Hogan to fire off a lawsuit against the former. "I'm getting you out of this lawsuit," the shock jock says to Bubba on his radio show.
"I think what Bubba is saying is making a lot of sense," he says. "I think if Hogan could hear it and I can translate a little bit and calm everyone down, I think we could see through this." He refers to Bubba's previous statement that Hulk was aware he was being taped during the steamy session.
The "America's Got Talent" judge will also play a peacemaker between the two former best friends. "I will get Hogan and Bubba together," he says, but his co-host Robin Quivers is skeptical of the idea as jokingly replying, "He also is going to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
Bubba, whose real name is Todd Clem, previously called Hulk a "hypocritical fraud" for playing victim No. 1 when the real victim was Heather Clem, the woman on the steamy video. "You know I have surveillance. You knew of everything going on," he additionally said.
"Nobody held a gun to your head, Hogan, and told you to come to me and ask me to have sex with my wife," the radio host exclaimed. "But now that your feelings are hurt ... you're trying to cover your a** with your [new] wife and your jobs and your social standing."
Despite Bubba's insistence that he didn't leak the tape, Hulk was moving forward with the case. "This is not the Bubba Show, it's litigation. Thanks to Bubba for making our case against him better," lawyer David Houston told the Daily News. "We look forward to seeing him in court. At that time it will not be a runaway rant. His time is coming."