Woman Sues Howard Stern Over Aired Phone Call To IRS

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BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has sued Howard Stern and the federal government after her telephone conversation with an IRS agent was aired on Stern’s show.

Judith Barrigas says she called the IRS in May 2015 for a question about her taxes, and was connected with an agent who was on hold with Stern’s show. Somehow, her 45-minute call could be heard by Stern’s producers.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Boston. Barrigas says that after the conversation was aired, she had difficulty sleeping and eating, sought treatment and has had difficulty finding a job. She alleges invasion of privacy and negligence and seeks unspecified damages.

Stern’s company did not immediately comment. The IRS says it doesn’t comment on pending litigation but takes the confidentiality of taxpayer information very seriously.

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One Comment

  1. The Real Lawsuit should be when a woman was brought into the studio to engage in a game show and Producer Will Murray held his hand on a spinning wheel to determine her fate. The Lady had to engage in an embarrassing act because the game was rigged against her. Please look into this CBS.

  2. At 10:30 You can see the Producer KC rigged the Wheel of Sex by placing his hand on the back of the Wheel to reach an chosen outcome. But there is clear footage of Will Murray doing it I just can’t find it. Howard rigging games to sexually exploit listeners is something that should be looked into closely. I know the proof exists.

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