David Letterman taped his first show tonight after admitting to having sexual relationships with members of his staff and being a victim of an extortion plot last week. He now has regrets about the way he revealed the news, and publicly apologized to his wife, Regina Lasko. He expressed that Regina was extremely hurt by his betrayals. He goes on to say that he’s trying to fix the situation, but he “has his work cut out for him.”
Audience member Tracy Frye told Radar Online that he also expressed concern about staff members with whom he had no sexual relationship being hurt by undo speculation. Below is a transcript of most of his speech from ton
“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.
Now the other thing is my wife, Regina. 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.”
Here’s the video: