Can he repair his relationship with Regina Lasko? "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," said Letterman.
His opening monologue included: "I mean, I'll be honest with you folks," he said. "Right now, I would give anything to be hiking on the Appalachian Trail. I got in the car this morning -- and the navigation lady wasn't speaking to me."
In the mean time, the extortion prosecution continues. The CBS Producer has pleaded not guilty. Indictment against Halderman . The 62-year-old Letterman claimed Halderman said he would publicly reveal Letterman's affair with staff members unless he was paid $2 million.
Gerald Shargel. Letterman concluded his public apology with the following, "Ladies and gentleman, this is only phase one of the scandal," he joked. "Phase two? Next week I go on 'Oprah' and sob."
But the alleged victims are black. According to the prosecution, jail checkout records back up inmates' claims about trips to Thomas' private office. There is an accusation that one inmate's seminal fluid was detected on the office carpet. Are the allegations true? That is what trials are for, to seek the truth. In the mean time, both cases may illustrate a growing problem with the abuse of power in high places. Subordinates should not feel that the only way to advance or gain favor with a superior is to engage in sex. Our country should be moving away from such abusive archaic notions that the way to advance forward is to bend over. But of course, keep in mind that all suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.