Back in 2009, the host of “The Late Show” blindsided millions of viewers, including many within his own life, with a bombshell that he had engaged in inappropriate sexual relationships with members of his own staff over the years. His decision to come forward with this information came following what was a sting operation in order to arrest Joseph Halderman, a “48 Hours” employee who David claimed threatened to expose all of his biggest personal secrets unless he was paid a hefty sum of cash.
So since that revelation came out, what has Letterman learned? He is speaking Sunday with his former “rival” in Oprah Winfrey, and he took full responsibility for his actions while also saying that his relationship with wife Regina Lasko has since been successfully on the mend:
“I have no one to blame but myself … I feel better about myself, my relationship with my wife is never better, and it’s just because I want to be the person I thought I was and probably was pretending I was.”
Lasko is incredibly private, and it is someone who Letterman rarely ever refers to by name either on his show or in interviews. However, he was forced to open up a bit about his personal life at the time of the scandal, and has since been a little more public when it come to his life away from making jokes on TV. (Lasko even accompanied her husband to the Kennedy Center Honors late last year.)
What do you think about Letterman’s comments here? If you want to see another clip from Sunday’s special in which the host discusses his feelings towards former friend Jay Leno, you can do so over here.