Many people felt shocked and betrayed earlier this month when late-night talk-show icon David Letterman confessed to a series of past relationships with female colleagues after an extortion attempt. Among the startled parties was Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, which has a program that sends students to work as interns on Letterman’s CBS show, The Late Show with David Letterman.
While the university has no plans to abort the program, they are concerned with the well-being of female students who may work on the show. Quinnipiac announced today that they are going to instill new rules for such prospective interns.
“Due to recent circumstances, we will have a discussion with those in charge of placing our interns at the David Letterman show in the future,” a Quinnipiac spokesman told celebrity-news website TMZ. “We will diligently oversee this internship program to ensure that our interns are out of harm’s way.”
The 62-year-old comedian went public about the relationships and the extortion attempt (with which 48 Hours producer and former journalist Robert Halderman has been charged) on his October 1 show. The following Monday, Letterman apologized to his wife, Regina Lasko, and to his staff on the show.
Letterman married Lasko last March, after they had been together for 23 years. They have a six-year-old son, Harry Joseph. It’s the comic’s second marriage.
David Letterman’s hosting stint has lasted 27 years so far. Only Johnny Carson is still ahead of him.
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