During taping for Monday’s Late Show, David Letterman publicly apologized to his wife, Regina Lasko, for his affairs with various female staffers. Letterman admitted his sexual affairs on the Late Show last Thursday and revealed he had been the victim of a blackmail attempt by CBS producer Robert Joe Halderman over his sexual escapades.
“Let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me,” Letterman said on the Late Show Monday about his relationship with Lasko.
David Letterman said Lasko, the mother of his six-year-old son, “has been horribly hurt by my behavior, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and itâ€™s your responsibility, you try to fix it,” Letterman said. “And at that point, thereâ€™s only two things that can happen: either youâ€™re going to make some progress and get it fixed, or youâ€™re going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed…”
Letterman also apologized to his staff during Monday’s taping. “Inadvertently, I just wasn’t thinking ahead,” Letterman said. “My thanks to the staff for, once again, putting up with something stupid I’ve gotten myself involved in.”