Dave's Drama: Lover on Leave, Wife Insisted on Apology

When David Letterman made his first on-air mea culpa last Thursday, his wife found his speech to be lacking a key element – an apology addressed to her.

Once he'd spoken about the blackmail plot and the affairs he'd had with Late Show staffers, Letterman said that would be it from him on the matter. But apparently Regina Lasko, a.k.a. Mrs. Letterman, had other plans in mind for Dave, because on the next episode of The Late Show, Dave made a public apology to Regina.

According to FoxNews.com, the apology came at the insistence of Dave's wife, and that he would've rather let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak. A "source close to Regina" told Fox News: "He wanted the whole thing to blow over, 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."

Another topic notably absent from Dave's confession was the fate of those staffers involved in his affairs. Stephanie Birkitt, the woman who allegedly had been seeing Dave as recently as a couple months ago, has been placed on paid leave.

A spokesperson for Worldwide Pants, the production company in charge of The Late Show, says Birkitt is not on active duty for the show.

"Stephanie is on a paid leave of absence," the spokesperson told E! News, adding that reports of Birkitt's having been banned from the building are untrue.

Do you think Regina was right in demanding a public apology? Chime in below!

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