Re: Suspect enraged after seeing girl with Dave
- From: Brad Hill <bradhill@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 12:43:07 -0700 (PDT)
On Oct 8, 3:18 pm, "kath...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <kath...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Exclusive: David Letterman's Wife Demanded Public Apology
David Letterman's surprise announcement last Thursday that he had
engaged in affairs with female staffers earned him high ratings and
laughs from his audience members, but one woman who was not laughing
was the “Late Show” host’s wife, Regina Lasko.
It was Lasko who demanded Letterman's second public apology on Monday,
FOXNews.com has learned.
Letterman addressed his wife directly during the taping of Monday's
“Late Show.” He said she had been “horribly hurt by my behavior” and
stated flatly that his affairs “are in the past.”
He vowed to repair his relationship with Lasko, whom he married in
March after a years-long courtship.
"Let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me," he said
But a source close to Lasko, 48, told FOXNews.com that the Monday
apology "wasn’t something Dave wanted to do at all.”
“He wanted the whole thing to blow over," said the source. "But Regina
told him he better make an apology to let everyone know how sorry he
was for how much he hurt and humiliated her.”
According to the source, she demanded that he go over with her exactly
what he was going to tell viewers and studio audience members on
Monday. She was even willing to allow him to make “one or two jokes to
be a part of it as long as they weren’t at her expense.”
But Lasko was not laughing when Letterman took her concession too far,
throwing in more than the agreed-upon one or two wisecracks about his
“Regina felt like Dave’s humorous take on the apology lessened the
sincerity of it, and she’s not happy at all,” says the source.
A rep for Letterman declined to comment Thursday.
Lasko has remained largely in the background during the scandal, and
her husband rarely mentions her on the show.
When Letterman announced his March 2009 wedding to his studio
audience, he said he and the former “Late Show” staffer had been
dating since 1986. She reportedly moved in with him in 2001; the
couple have a 5-year-old son.
When Letterman made his marriage announcement, he stayed true to
character, poking fun at his decision to wed during his monologue.
“I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years,” he
said, “and I … secretly felt that men who were married admired me,
like I was the last of the real gunslingers.”
On the day of the wedding, which took place in Montana, Letterman said
the couple’s car got stuck in the mud, which he took to be a sign that
he was making the wrong decision.
But while Lasko could stand jokes about their nuptials, it looks like
she has drawn the line at cracks about his affairs.
I'll have to watch it again, but I don't recall Dave apologizing to
Regina at all. He acknowledged her hurt, and explained to the audience
that he had a lot of work ahead. Apologies are direct, or non-
existent. They include the phrase "I'm sorry" or "I apologize." Kanye
spoke for at least two minutes on Leno, and never uttered "I'm sorry,"
yet everyone called it an apology. We mistake white noise and artifact
for the sentiments they hide.
Nothing is peculiarly simpler and more difficult than saying "I'm