David Letterman apologizes to his wife on show

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David Letterman
apologized to his wife, Regina Lasko, in public during the Late Show on Monday. This is Letterman’s first appearance after admitting the relationships that he had with his female employees and the alleged extortion plot against him by CBS producer Robert “Joe” Halderman.

“She has been horribly hurt by my behavior, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it’s your responsibility, you try to fix it,” Letterman said. “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, so let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me.”

Letterman also apologized to the staff members of his WorldWide Pants production company:

“I’m terribly sorry that I put the staff in that position. Inadvertently, I just wasn’t thinking ahead,” he said. “And, moreover, the staff here has been wonderfully supportive to me, not just through this furor, but through all the years that we’ve been on television and especially all the years here at CBS, so, again, my thanks to the staff for, once again, putting up with something stupid I’ve gotten myself involved in.”