Hulk Hogan Comes Clean: Bubba the Love Sponge Gave Me Permission to Do His Wife

On Howard Stern this morning, Hulk Hogan finally confessed that the woman featured in his recently leaked sex tape is indeed the wife of his very good friend Todd Alan Clem, better known as radio host Bubba the Love Sponge (which is his legal name, by the way).

Hogan tells Stern that Bubba allowed him to have sex with his now-estranged wife Heather Clem, and the deed took place six years ago when Hogan was still married to Linda. Hogan blames Linda for practically making him have sex with his friend's wife, saying she was verbally and emotionally abusive to him.

The 59-year-old continues to stand by his claim that he had no idea the "love making" was being taped, and promises to bring charges against the person who released the footage.

Hogan also appeared on this morning's Today show during the fourth hour, and Kathie Lee and Hoda couldn't help but bring up the tape.

"It's flipped my life totally upside down," he told the hosts, adding that his current wife Jennifer "is rattled, to say the least."

"It's something devastating to me," he said. "I've never been through anything on this level."

If Hogan does change his mind about trying to bury the tape, Sex.com is waiting in the wings with a "huge offer" to make it all better.

"While this may be an embarrassing ordeal for you to go through right now, it doesn't need to be," said the porn site in an open letter to the wrestling legend. "You are 'bigger' than Andre the Giant where it matters."

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