Howard Stern’s Ex-Staffers Reveal ‘All The Abuse He Gave Us And All The Bullying’
The self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” is quite unpleasant to work with according to former staffers. The multi-millionaire radio host and former AGT judge is said to be as frugal as he is disrespectful and those that have worked with him, all seem to have the same experience. Working with Stern is said to be “worse than Ellen (DeGeneres)” an industry insider told The Post. The rude, no-filter persona he has on air, seems to be his true colors. Just how stern is Stern?
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Howard Stern, 66, has built himself quite an empire through his years on radio. His successful career earned him great wealth that landed him #8 on Forbes 2020 highest-earning celebrities. A success he doesn’t like to share with his staff and this Howard Stern expose is scathing.
Most recently a longtime engineer on the “Howard Stern Show,” Scott Salem has experienced Stern’s coldness. It’s said that in 2018 Salem had requested from his bosses to start a GoFund Me. His wife Robin had been battling Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since 2013 and treatment costs were draining. He was allowed to do just that but was asked to leave Stern and the show’s name out of it. Thanks to die-hard fans of the show, Salem’s GoFund Me raised $73,000 even without Stern’s name in any way attached to it.
This didn’t go over well with Stern.
Insiders report he wasn’t too happy with the response Salem received. They add that Salem, who was occasionally featured on-air, was sent to a different floor and removed from show scripts. Stern gave him the silent treatment, only reaching out to express condolences after Robin died in 2018. Stern expressed this via e-mail to someone who spent 33-years working with him. Salem got the boot earlier this year, weeks after an altercation with the show’s COO Marci Turk at the staff Christmas party.
While there is no indication the two events are connected but multiple show insiders have confirmed the story.
Howard Stern Expose: “All the abuse he gave us and all the bullying”
The shock jock commented on-air earlier this year, DeGeneres should own her alleged harsh treatment of her staff. Former on-air personality “Stuttering John” Melendez, who worked with Stern from 1988 to 2004, told Page Six, “This has really bothered me. It’s really sad. His wife ends up dying. Howard doesn’t even go downstairs and offer Scott his condolences.”
He added, “if anybody should own it, it should be him. All the abuse he gave us and all the bullying.” Melendez added, “the hallway had to be cleared out before he walks down.” Staff is also not to make eye contact with Stern. Stern’s former sidekick, Artie Lange even previously tweeted “Shame on u Howard…ask yourself why all of ur ex loyal servants hate u!”
On Tuesday, Stern sealed the deal renewing a five-year deal with Sirius. The new contract is reportedly valued upwards of $500 million. With more money, comes more problems…for the Stern Show staff.