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David Letterman — who never speaks about his personal life and is almost never seen outside of his own TV show–has a lot to say to Oprah Winfrey this Sunday. In one excerpt offered by Oprah’s PR, Letterman says he has no one but himself to blame for his sex scandal (you remember he was sleeping with women in the office, someone tried to extort him, etc.)

DL: Having lived through that sex scandal, I realized, wait a minute –

OW: Just to say ‘sex scandal’ Dave, you want to get through your whole life and not have the words sex scandal attached to your name.

DL: That’s right!

OW: You didn’t make it

DL: Did not make it. And, have no one to blame but myself. And now, I feel better about myself, my relationship with my wife is never better, and it’s just because I want to be the person I always thought I was and probably was pretending I was. And so far, it’s been great. Things have been great. I hurt a lot of people. I have nobody to blame but myself. I’m not looking to blame anybody. I’m looking to find out why I behaved the way I behaved.

http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/10/16/oprah-david-letterman-will-do-rare-live-interview-at-ball-state-in-indiana

There’s also Dave vs. Jay Leno, as previously leaked in the last 10 days.

OW: You know there’s assumption over the years that because you didn’t get it and Jay Leno did that that’s where the rivalry between the two of you started. Is that true?

DL: No

OW: That’s not true…

DL: The rivalry… Jay and I were friends. We were always friends before all of this happened. He has a way, he’s an usual fellow. I’ve never met anyone quite like Jay. And I will say and I’m happy to say that I think he is the funniest guy I’ve ever known. Just flat out, if you go to see him do his night club act, just the funniest. The smartest, a wonderful observationist and very appealing as a comic. Therefore, the fact that he is also maybe the most insecure person I have ever known, I could never reconcile that.

The interview airs Sunday at 9pm on OWN, just about the time “Downton Abbey” scores the highest rating in PBS history.

 

3 replies to this post
  1. I’m glad that the “Statute of Limitations” kicked in and that these two powerhouse celebs no longer have a case against one another. Also it is refreshing to see someone with so high a profile set so good an example by taking responsibility for his actions. Bravo to the both of yous

  2. Letterman should have been fired for creating a toxic workplace. It must have been hell for the women who work there. I and many others stopped watching him after that scandal and nothing he can say now will be punishment enough for his reprehensible behavior.

  3. I really turned on David Letterman when he started bad mouthing publicly Jay Leno. I think he should keep quiet as we certainly know he is no angel.
    I do not watch Letterman anymore.

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