Howard Stern spent time on his radio show Monday morning denying culpability for a pirated copy of Super 8 that had been traced back to his show. A bootleg of the J.J. Abrams alien movie had a personalized watermark for Stern, but he claims he nor anyone from his show had anything to do with it. “I hate to have my name associated with anything like this,” said Stern, who seemed chagrined that the leak might cause Paramount to stop sending him screeners. “I’m so paranoid about it that I literally watch [the screeners], I put it back in my bag and I take it [back]. Nobody gets it. Nobody can see. I bring it right back … I don’t pass it around to anyone. Ever.”
Stern might be in the clear: A source familiar with the studio’s investigation tells EW there is no indication that anyone from the show was involved.