Letterman Blames Self for Sex Scandal

ABC News
ABC News
4 January 2013
Letterman Blames Self for Sex Scandal
Letterman Blames Self for Sex Scandal (ABC News)


In a conversation with Oprah Winfrey set to air Sunday, David Letterman says he has no one to blame but himself for the 2009 sex scandal in which he admitted to having affairs with multiple "Late Show" staff members.

"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 thought I was and probably was pretending I was," Letterman says in a newly released clip from the upcoming episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter."

The late-night host adds, "I hurt a lot of people, I have no one to blame but myself."

Letterman revealed the affairs in an on-air statement on Oct. 1, 2009, after a former CBS News producer attempted to extort $2 million from him.

As previously reported, Letterman also discusses his rivalry with Jay Leno during the interview, which airs on OWN Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

RELATED: David Letterman Says Jay Leno Is the Most Insecure Person He Knows

What to read next

Safe ride. Sound savings.

Get to Nissan’s Safety Today Event for great offers on a new Nissan. Shop Now.

Homeowners with No Missed Payments Must Read This

Banks are worried homeowners will do this. If you own a home, you better read this

The Best of Both Worlds.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Classic design meets powerful performance. Meet the Dodge Challenger. Your day just got a lot more interesting.

Veterans Can Get Great Rates With A Refinance

You could save big by reducing your rate with a VA home refinance. Compare quotes and take advantage of your benefits!

Help Erase Credit Card Debt with a Personal Loan

Are you paying too much on your credit cards? Consider a Personal Loan to help consolidate your payments.

You'll Love This Disney Movie Club Offer!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!