Conservative Radio Host Fired After On Air Defense of Sleeping With Interns

RedTracker| Conservative Boston talk radio host Jay Severin was fired from his $1,000,000 job on WTKK, 96.9 FM for his comments about two sexual harassment charges against American Apparel CEO Dov Charney.

Severin made it clear that he, too, had slept with former female interns:

“Those girls that got to sleep with me got to know their boss better, they got to go on trips, they got to travel in some cases to various parts of the world, to see things and meet people that they never would have seen or done…These were not whores. These were Ivy League graduates, young women or interns from Ivy League institutions who were interested in politics and government.”

Charging that he felt no guilt for his practices, Severin continued:
“We’d have drinks together at the end of the day and we’d spend the night together. I should feel badly about that?”
Like so many men in power, Severin admits that he engaged in his activities because he could. It appears that the young women who became his interns weren’t advised in advance that sex with the boss was part of the job description.
“That’s not the purpose for which they were hired. I don’t think of myself as a monster or strange in any way because of that. All I was was a young man who was the boss and I did it because I could.”