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Ex-Letterman Writer Claims Sexual Favoritism

10/27/2009 1:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David LettermanA former Letterman writer claims Dave's show was a "hostile, sexually charged atmosphere" -- and "sexual politics" played a role in why she eventually quit the job.

The woman making the claim is Nell Scovell, who spent roughly 5 months working for Dave back in 1990.

In an article for Vanity Fair, Scovell claims during her employment, she was well aware that Dave and other high-level male employees were having sexual relations with female staffers.

Scovell also claims those female staffers were "benefiting professionally from their personal relationships."

She adds, "Did that make me feel demeaned? Completely. Did I say anything at the time? Sadly, no."

But she's talkin' now.

In the article, Scovell claims she's not looking to take any legal action against Dave or the show -- and she never identifies any of the alleged staffer-bangers by name.

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cb    

Dave's wife IS an ex staffer so that should tell you something. Wht dave has did/does is very much against the law and this woman has a wonderful case if she wanted to persue it if it is still within the statue of limitations which it should be. Some of you are too ignorant to even respond. It isn't just Sex when it is a boss/employee relationship, it is a crime.

1786 days ago
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1786 days ago
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Larry D. Crumbley    

Hello,
I wonder if the misses keeps a short leash on old sleaze bag-douche bag Dave now a days. I guess you can see I do not really like him at all. He is so pathetic. I am so sick of his kind. He does not even hide his stupidity at all. Like on tonight's show from NY--He will have on the former VP AlBore-(ALSO KNOWN AS AL GORE. What a treatment he is getting from this White-House. Walks in with hands held out, and walks away with 200+ million dollars to build so-called green cars, or as AlBore likes to say cars built my way. With all the gov. money that I can steal from Barry O'. Why not this whole idea that he is pedaling his future is nothing but junk science, and "LIES". But you go for it Mr. Bore--I mean Gore. You have a right, I mean if they can give stimulus money to build a bridge in central Fla. to help turtles get across a highway then I say take this federal Gov. for all that you can take it for. They are a bunch of suckers right AL? and the answer to that question is hell ya!!! Especially if they believe anything you say.



Larry D. Crumbley

1780 days ago
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