AceShowbiz - An ex-colleague of David Letterman has claimed the star apologised for past sexist behaviour, after she accused him of creating a "hostile work environment" for women.
Writer Nell Scovell made the original allegations in a 2009 article for Vanity Fair magazine, claiming she quit working on his hit U.S. show "Late Night with David Letterman" after a year because of the star's alleged behaviour, which included sexual favouritism and affairs with female staffers.
But in a follow-up piece published Wednesday, October 30, Scovell suggested Letterman has seen the error of his ways, writing: "This is the remarkable, true story of a rich white male celebrity who abused his power and then apologised for it."
She claims the pair recently met, with Letterman telling her: "When I read that document you wrote 10 years ago, I just thought, 'There's nothing to be upset about here. It happened, that's all true.' "
"I'm sorry I was that way and I was happy to have read the piece because it wasn't angering," he apparently added. "I felt horrible because who wants to be the guy that makes people unhappy to work where they're working? I don't want to be that guy. I'm not that guy now. I was that guy then."
The TV star hosted "Late Night with David Letterman" on NBC from 1982 to 1993, before moving to CBS later that year where he debuted "The Late Show with David Letterman". It ran for 23 seasons until 2015, when it was replaced by "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert".
Letterman currently fronts Netflix series "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman".