National Organization for Women (NOW) Blasts David Letterman Over Affair with Staff … “promoting a hostile, uncomfortable work environment”
Wow, who saw this coming? NOW goes after Letterman … promoting a hostile, uncomfortable work environment.
It appears that NOW does not find David Letterman’s affair a laughing matter.
You’ve come a long way baby, except on the David Letterman Show
NOW, the National Organization for Women has sharply criticized comedian David Letterman, accusing him of promoting a hostile, uncomfortable work environment. Yes, that’s exactly what he did by having an affair with a staffer. When one is in charge of hiring and firing, who is to say what another perceives on what is the standard into getting ahead.
NOW gets a hat tip for speaking out against Letterman.
“The latest Letterman controversy sheds new light on the widespread objectification of women in the workplace,” NOW said in a statement Tuesday. “Most women can attest to the fact that many workplaces are plagued with inappropriate behavior by men in power.”
The “Late Show With David Letterman” host admitted last week on his CBS program that he had sex with unnamed employees and had testified about those liaisons before a New York grand jury as part of an alleged extortion attempt.
Has NOW finally decided to speak out against the harassment of women over politics? It is not very often that we see NOW go after a liberal like this so publicly. However, what Letterman did in having sex with staffers is exactly why workplace sexual harassment laws were put in place and “sensitivity” training was implemented in companies.
NOW said Letterman’s behavior was inappropriate in the workplace, saying all employees should be respected for their talent and skills.
“Recent developments in the David Letterman extortion controversy have raised serious issues about the abuse of power leading to an inappropriate, if not hostile, workplace environment for women and employees,” NOW said in Tuesday’s statement.
Men such as Letterman make decisions on hiring and firing, who gets raises, who advances and who does entry-level tasks, NOW said.
“As ‘the boss,’ he is responsible for setting the tone for his entire workplace — and he did that with sex. In any work environment, this places all employees — including employees who happen to be women — in an awkward, confusing and demoralizing situation,” the group said.
Who knows, maybe it was David Letterman who suggested that Emma Watson where the following outfit when she appeared on his show, hmm? [that would be comedy, Dave]