It has been a whirlwind of drama for David Letterman these past few days, as news of his affairs and extortion have become public knowledge. And yesterday the “Late Show” host offered apologies to many people, including his wife Regina Lasko.
Letterman said, "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. 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."
David also extended his apology to his staff. "I'm terribly sorry that I put the staff in that position. Inadvertently, I just wasn't thinking ahead. 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."
Letterman was allegedly approached by CBS producer Robert Halderman, who said he had information about the “Late Show” host having affairs with female staffers. He tried to extort $2 million and will face up to 15 years in jail if convicted.