Country music icon Dolly Parton has been "hurt and humiliated" by shock jock Howard Stern's stunt on his radio show where she was made to look like a racist.
Last week, "The Howard Stern Show" had manipulated recordings from one of Parton's audio books into seemingly racist and sexually graphic sound bites.
The "I Will Always Love You" singer, 62, says in a statement:
"I have never been so shocked, hurt and humiliated in all my life. I cannot believe what Howard Stern has done to me. In a blue million years, I would never have such vulgar things come out of my mouth. They have done editing or some sort of trickery to make this horrible, horrible thing."
"Please accept my apology for them and certainly know I had nothing to do with this."
"If there was going to be a lawsuit, it's going to be over this. Just wanted you to know that I am completely devastated by this."
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