Howard was furious to learn that Stuttering John had dismissed Howard's claim to bits Jay Leno has recycled on "The Tonight Show" and "The Jay Leno Show."
Howard chose to respond by addressing John publicly: "You're out of my life. You're Jay's problem now. Not mine." Howard said he'd never again argue with John's detractors: "I'm firmly in their camp now. I'm in the John-is-a-scumbag camp."