Dolly Parton Lashes out Over Howard Stern Clip; Considers Lawsuit
First Published: May 14, 2008 7:35 PM EDT Credit: Composed by AccessHollywood.com
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A segment that aired on the Howard Stern show last week has enraged Dolly Parton.
Stern ran cut up audio of the country legend on his Sirius radio program last week, which made it sound like Parton had uttered several rude phrases about Linda Ronstadt, Burt Reynolds, Kenny Rogers and herself.
Stern jokingly claimed Parton’s cut up phrases were part of a new audio book authored by the star.
“I have never been so shocked, hurt and humiliated in all my life. I cannot believe what Howard Stern has done to me,” Dolly said in a statement.
Parton said she was mortified by the patchwork clip and hopes the public realizes she would never utter the words they attached to her in the clip.
“In a blue million years, I would never have such vulgar things come out of my mouth. They have done editing or some sort of trickery to make this horrible, horrible thing,” her statement continued.
Parton went on to apologize for the audio she had no part of, and suggested she is considering suing Stern over the incident.
“Please accept my apology for them and certainly know I had nothing to do with this,” her statement read. “If there was ever going to be a lawsuit, it’s going to be over this. Just wanted you to know that I am completely devastated by this.”
A rep for Stern was not available for comment.
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