Howard Stern sued after airing private call between IRS agent and taxpayer

A U.S. taxpayer is suing Howard Stern and Howard Stern Production Company in Massachusetts District Court in Boston for airing her private call with an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent. Prior to taking the taxpayer’s call, the IRS agent had called into the Howard Stern show and had been placed on hold. Somehow the lines crossed and the Howard Stern show broadcast the private call.

In a statement to WBZ, the IRS stated, “We are aware of this troubling situation, and we are currently reviewing the matter. The IRS takes the confidentiality of taxpayer information very seriously, and we have high standards that we expect and require employees to follow.”

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