Howard Stern Defends Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes' Relationship
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The radio personality doesn't think that the controversial romance between the 'Good Morning America' anchors is problematic, asking, 'Why is that like offensive to people?'

AceShowbiz - Howard Stern has weighed in on the scandal involving "Good Morning America" anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes. While addressing their controversial relationship, Howard claimed that he didn't see a problem with that.

"I really don't understand what the problem is," Stern said in the Monday, December 5 episode of his SiriusXM radio show. "If those two work together and they wanna bang and be in love, what do I give a s**t? Why is that like offensive to people?"

He continued, "Well, because people are saying they should be fired. I'm saying, really? Why would they be fired? So someone told me, 'Oh, they're supposed to report it to HR.' And that to me is a little unrealistic. In other words, at what point do you go to HR and say you're carrying on with one of your coworkers? Do you go, 'Uh, oh, I'm attracted!' "

ABC News president Kim Godwin said their relationship isn't inherently a "violation of company policy," but admitted that their dynamic came to be an "internal and external distraction." During an internal call on Monday, Godwin told staffers, "I am going to take Amy and T.J. off the air while we figure this out.

"While the relationship is not a violation of company policy, I really have taken the last few days to think about and work through what I think is best for the ABC News organization," he continued, "These decisions are not easy, they are not knee jerk, but they are necessary for the brand and for our priority which, you guys know, are all of is-the people here at ABC."

ABC's Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos will fill in for Robach and Holmes during their absence. On Monday, when hosting "GMA3", they told viewers that Robach and Holmes "had the day off."

Robach and Holmes' romance was revealed in November after pictures of their meetings outside of work from the past several months made their rounds on the Internet. Their relationship was reportedly consensual and that they had separated from their respective spouses in August. It was, however, believed that they started their romance in March.

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