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Restraining David Letterman

December 22nd, 2005 · 7 Comments

A New Mexico woman has requested a restraining order on popular talk-show host David Letterman. She claims that he has been sending secret messages that have tormented her since 1994.

From the New Mexican:

In the application for the restraining order, which was filed Thursday, Nestler alleges that between May 1994 and now, Letterman forced her to go bankrupt and caused her “mental cruelty� and “sleep deprivation.�

Nestler — who lived in Nevada, New Jersey, New York City, Maine and Santa Fe during that period — requested that Letterman, who tapes his show in New York, stay at least 3 yards from her and that he not “think of me, and release me from his mental harassment and hammering,� according to the application.

Nestler’s application was accompanied by a typed, six-page , double-spaced letter in which she said Letterman used code words, gestures and “eye expressions� to convey his desire to marry her and train her as his co-host . Her story also involves Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelsey Grammer, whom Nestler says either supported or attempted to thwart her “relationship� with Letterman, according to the letter.

Santa Fe residents fear becoming the laughing stock of the nation. Their fears were well-founded. Why is the judge entertaining a nutcase like this?

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