Video: David Letterman apologizes to wife on first show back since blackmail disclosure

October 6, 2009

(ChattahBox) — David Letterman apologized to his new wife and long-time girlfriend Regina Lasko and staff during the taping of Monday night’s episode.

“I’m terribly sorry I put the staff in that position,” Letterman said, referring to the media attention garnered by his on-air admission.

After thanking the staff for “once again putting up with something stupid I’ve gotten myself involved in,” the Letterman turned his attention to his wife, saying that she’d “been horribly hurt by [his] behavior” and that he “had [his] work cut out for him.”

All the affairs took place before Letterman’s marriage, according to Tom Keaney, spokesman for Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants. But Letterman, married Lasko only this past March, after dating her since 1986. They have a son, Harry, who was born in November 2003.

Monday’s show was the first Letterman had taped since Thursday, when he disclosed that he had had sexual relationships with women who worked for him and said that he had been the victim of a $2 million blackmail threat made by his former assistant’s boyfriend, a producer for 48 Hours: “You can’t be victimized by criminals. You have to go ahead and push back… For all the heart ache and tension and embarrassment I still feel like I did the right thing.” He finished the rambling monologue with a tongue-in-cheek item: “I’d like to apologize to the former Governor of Alaska.


One Response to “Video: David Letterman apologizes to wife on first show back since blackmail disclosure”

  1. Constant Gina on October 6th, 2009 10:50 am

    At least Letterman’s handling initially was humorous in his self-deprecating way and his apology seemed quite sincere.

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