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.READ MORE: Widow Of Good Samaritan Who Suffered Deadly Blow On DART Train, Seeking Answers And Justice
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.READ MORE: Dallas' Vogel Alcove Breaking Cycle Of Poverty Through What Looks Like Playtime
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.MORE NEWS: 'The Heroism They Demonstrated Was Extraordinary' Senator Ted Cruz Speaks In Colleyville After Hostage Standoff
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