NEW YORK - "Howard Stern Show" personality Crazy Cabbie has dug up an audio clip of Stern giving him on-air approval to shoot a porn movie in his studio in 2001.
Or at least that's the way Cabbie perceives it.
"You want to film a porno in my studio?" Stern asks in the clip. "Yeah, I'd let you do that. I don't think [Tom] Chiusano [station manager at New York's K-Rock] will let it. You could do the foreplay and stuff here, and then go shoot the rest in a hotel."
Whether the germophobic Stern truly approved of the unhygienic antics or not, Cabbie went ahead and shot the explicit footage with porn stars Ron Jeremy, Taylor Wane, Tabitha Stevens, Christi Lake and others. The very existence of the footage was questioned until Jeremy documented the production in his autobiography, "Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz" last year.
Cabbie told AVN the audio clip was sent to him by a fan in Canada who has every broadcast of "The Howard Stern Show" recorded and archived. And as far as Cabbie is concerned, it confirms Stern's blessing on the project.
"He gave permission," Cabbie said. "That's all I need. I mean, foreplay for one man is penetration for another.
"[The clip's source] actually approached me," he continued, "and said, 'Hey, I have this audio - remember everybody says Howard never said you could shoot a porn in his studio? Here it is.' And I'm putting it out there. The audio doesn't lie. It's pretty fuckin' straightforward, those are his words."
Cabbie is currently shopping the infamous Stern studio porn vid to adult distributors. He told AVN that he has spoken with Red Light District's David Joseph and Teravision's Evan Seinfeld about selling the footage to them, and both are interested, but they "want to run it by their legal departments, which I understand completely."
Neither Joseph nor Seinfeld could immediately be reached for comment on their interest in the movie.