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]

Posted October 8, 2009 by
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  • Comments

    12 Responses to “National Organization for Women (NOW) Blasts David Letterman Over Affair with Staff … “promoting a hostile, uncomfortable work environment””

    1. Jayne on October 8th, 2009 11:57 am

      Well I’m gob smacked dumb over NOW speaking up about any leftie lib.

    2. tuyvnsurvivor on October 8th, 2009 12:15 pm

      I came to think you did not take advantage of female workers under your quidance. Though once a knockout accountant asked to speek to me in my office. She asked, “Why don’t you like me?” I knew what she meant. I said, “You are married and I am married and most important you are an employee”. She quit.

      Then in the 90′s I was about the age of many professors and instructors as I went to college. I got to know many of those professors. Got to know they felt it part of the perks, to use the young beautiful female students as a meat farm. Cutting the chase here, I took this issue to the university president. In either eye he did not give a darn, said “the girls are of age.” I was embarrassed at how little anyone cared. NO doubt this goes on all over the country this moment.

      And feminist groups were silent when Clinton flavored up his cigars.

      Such a mix?

    3. Greg the Mongoose on October 8th, 2009 1:34 pm

      They did nothing for Palin.

    4. Al on October 8th, 2009 2:58 pm


      poor baby red has a beef with Letterman because he picked on your poor hero Palin.get over it.

    5. NewGirlBoston on October 8th, 2009 4:24 pm

      #4- Al…… Awwwwwwwwwww….Your posts just SCREAM those written by a very, lonely Man who is probably single. If not, I pity your Wife or Girlfriend…What a lummox! (And, YES- I am judging you now.)

      Seriously, Al- try acting your age instead of your shoe size.

    6. LilPuma on October 8th, 2009 5:42 pm

      Greg (3.) True. As for Letterman, we’re talking about adults. Consenting adults. If any of those adults want to complain to someone, they have the right to do so. NOW should be going after inequalities, exploitation and abuse of women in more serious circumstances.

    7. flutter1 on October 9th, 2009 5:23 am

      And where was NOW’s outrage over the “hostile working environment” while Clinton was president?

      Selective and myopic outrage is worse than no outrage at all.

      Remember, it was only “sex,” so it was not a big deal. What if someone had decided to blackmail Bill for his little tryst with Lewinski, among others.

      More hypocrisy from the left.
      SM: Yea, that’s why I was a bit shocked they went after Letterman. I guess what Dave did does rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. NOW has hardly been consistant.

    8. Dolf on October 9th, 2009 7:22 am

      wait women are complaining?

      get out of here….;p

    9. Scott on October 9th, 2009 8:22 am

      Al – nice showing your 5th grade education level, ditch digging loser!

      You are too damn stupid to get the point, it’s called HYPOCRISY at its finest….

      Of course you would defend Letterman who is sick enough to make a joke about Palin 14 year old daughter….maybe someone should take a deep look at Letterman’s computers, etc….he is a sexual deviant and this raises some question about his original joke on Palin’s 14 year old… Does Dave have a thing for younger girls? Hmmm.. a question to be asked!

    10. Dolf on October 9th, 2009 8:56 am

      scotts answer to problems: insult them.

    11. Paul on October 9th, 2009 1:00 pm

      Letterman is fine; he never was the “Family Values” type. Yes, he probably cheated on his girlfriend now wife. But at least he does go around claiming he is Mr. “Family Values” like some of our politicians/ preachers (can you just see the grin on all “Fake News” reporters/ commentators and the Palin fringe). This has been a tough summer, for Dave, for our economy but at least he did not end up on the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Sanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC). Did I miss the NOW statement of outrage with Senator John Ensign? They are so irrelevant.

    12. george haley on October 9th, 2009 4:18 pm

      top 10 list to stay away from letterman.. 10) he could trip and his pen*s could come out and touch your little girl.. 9) have you seen his wife?! 8) on stupid pet tricks he rubs ham below the belt and lets fido take over from there… 7) he could touch YOUR CIGAR! 6) he could try and SMOKE YOUR cigar! 5) you could see him and paul in the restroom! 4) he measures his ratings in INCHES! 3) he could give your wife a job application! 2) he could give your daughter a job application! and no. 1), he could hire your 14 year old son right on the spot without an application!!

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