Monday, October 5, 2009

David Letterman: Wife was "horribly hurt" by revelations

After a weekend of media frenzy, the New York Times is reporting that David Letterman will address the extortion scandal once again on tonight's broadcast.

Letterman says his wife, Regina Lasko, was "horribly hurt," adding: “When something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it’s your responsibility, you try to fix it. And at that point, there’s only two things that can happen: either you’re going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you’re going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed.” He also thanked his staff for “putting up with something stupid I’ve gotten myself involved in.”

The Los Angeles Times web site has a brief monologue clip, featuring a thunderous ovation from the studio audience and Dave asking, "Did your weekend just fly by?"

Meanwhile, Keith Olbermann had some choice things to say about alleged extortionist Joe Halberman. The men worked together at CNN. "There was no weeping when he left, I think, for CBS," Olbermann said. "I used to say he reminded me of John Belushi, only without the weight or the humor."


  1. Anonymous said...

    So much for the speculation that they have an open relationship (i.e., she was aware of his extracurricular activities and cheerfully tolerated them).

  2. Anonymous said...

    Having now seen Monday's show, I noticed that he inadvertently said that the press "pounded" members of the staff for comments since the story broke. :D