Stern not so prudish?

Sirius shock jock denies allegations that he didn't want his daughter appearing nude onstage.

Published January 6, 2006 4:35PM (EST)

I can't find the right link for this, but wanted to follow up on yesterday's item about Emily Stern's decision to abruptly pull out of an off-Broadway play in which she appeared nude. Reports yesterday included allegations that Emily's father, shock jock Howard Stern, had pressured her not to continue performing in the play.

Today, the New York Post carried a small story headlined "Stern: OK by Me If My Kid's Nude," which quoted comments the radio personality made yesterday during a test run of his new Sirius radio show.

"I am proud of her, no matter what she does," Stern reportedly said. "Emily's my beautiful daughter. She's an aspiring actress, she's 22 years old, she's her own boss, she's her own manager."

By Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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