David Letterman's Wife Demanded Public Apology

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Oct. 9 2009, Published 4:30 a.m. ET

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After David Letterman announced during last Thursday's show that he had been involved in affairs with female staff members, many lauded his decision to bring the situation to light -- but that wasn't enough for Regina Lasko, the Late Show host's wife. reports that she was the one who demanded the second public apology on Monday's show.

Dave spoke directly to his wife on Monday when he said she'd been “horribly hurt by my behavior” and insisted that his affairs "are in the past."

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"Let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me," he said of mending his relationship with Regina, who he married in March after dating for years.

However cites a source close to Regina, who says the second apology "wasn’t something Dave wanted to do at all.”

“He wanted the whole thing to blow over," said the source. "But Regina told him he better make an apology to let everyone know how sorry he was for how much he hurt and humiliated her.”

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The source adds that Regina made Dave go over what he was going to say on Monday, and allowed him to make “one or two jokes to be a part of it as long as they weren’t at her expense.”

However it seems Dave didn't do well enough.

“Regina felt like Dave’s humorous take on the apology lessened the sincerity of it, and she’s not happy at all,” says the source.


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