John Paulus, the alleged secret conquest of Clay Aiken's went on the Howard Stern show last week to reveal details of the hotel encounter with the Idol singer, which he called "an unpleasurable experience." Well, that's all the shockjock needs to hear to get the former military man to tell-all.
During the 48-minute interview, Stern and his co-hort Robin Quivers both challenged Paulus repeatedly, asking why he came forward. "Why do you feel you need to out him?" Howard asked. "People are entitled to their secrets, aren’t they? How is Clay a hypocrite?"
Paulus told him, "[Clay] focuses on a lot of the Christians, on a lot of the women, and preaches about the Bible and so forth, and then, when you get him behind the scenes, he’s not that same person. He’s very cold, calculating, manipulative."
When Stern asked if he "had some moral dilemma outing Clay," Paulus answered, "I did have regrets, not necessarily for outing him, but for hurting his fans and other people, and you know, I struggled with it a few days afterwards."
The former soldier has repeatedly said he was not "paid a cent" for the story that appeared in the National Enquirer, nor was he paid to appear on Stern's show either.
He also said that he works as a real estate broker and the revelations have hurt his career: "I would estimate that I have lost $30,000 in commissions. Aiken is the most popular person from North Carolina since Michael Jordan."
Yet he could still profit from the scandal - he told Page Six that he’s considering appearing in an adult film where he would "reenact" his encounter with Clay.
To listen to the audio of the Paulus interview on Howard Stern, jump over to malcontent. The audio is very graphic and detailed - but if you don't want to spend the time, you can read the synopsis on malcontent's site.