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SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) -- Lawyers for David Letterman want a judge to quash a restraining order granted to a Santa Fe woman who contends the CBS late-night host used code words to show he wanted to marry her and train her as his co-host.

A state judge granted a temporary restraining order to Colleen Nestler, who alleged in a request filed last Thursday that Letterman has forced her to go bankrupt and caused her "mental cruelty" and "sleep deprivation" since May 1994.

Nestler requested that Letterman, who tapes his show in New York, stay at least 3 yards away and not "think of me, and release me from his mental harassment and hammering."

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Nestler's application for a restraining order was accompanied by a six-page typed letter in which she said Letterman used code words, gestures and "eye expressions" to convey his desires for her.

She wrote that she began sending Letterman "thoughts of love" after his "Late Show" began in 1993, and that he responded in code words and gestures, asking her to come East.

She said he asked her to be his wife during a televised "teaser" for his show by saying, "Marry me, Oprah." Her letter said Oprah was the first of many code names for her and that the coded vocabulary increased and changed with time.

Complete CNN story

Letterman has had this coming for a long time. He's caused me to suffer sleep deprivation since the early 1980s, when he was dropping household items off of a six-story tower. :P

Edited by TexasWill

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Any legal experts out there? Well, I'll venture an idiot's opinion in their place and assume that Letterman's lawyers want it dismissed so it doesn't open him up to being sued by her in perhaps criminal, but most likely civil court.

I can't believe the judge would allow it without thinking about the possible consequences. Well I can believe it, but still... what a maroon.

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I wonder how many tabloid reporters are camped in her front yard already.


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I'm surprised by this. His recent post-Oprah harrasment gesture of mincing with hand on hip for a rim shot has essentially been a coded invitation to me to drop in for bourbon-and-a-splash with him at some gay bar down the street from the Ed Sullivan Theater. Of course, as a married man, I can't take him up on this, but that sl#! from Sante Fe ought to just stifle.

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If I were Letterman, I would love this. He's in desperate need of new material for his show anyway. He could easily make this into a running joke on air.


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If I were Letterman, I would love this. He's in desperate need of new material for his show anyway. He could easily make this into a running joke on air.

Not until the restraining order is dismissed. If he mentions the topic at all, that means he's thinking of her, and that violates the order...


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If I were Letterman, I would love this. He's in desperate need of new material for his show anyway. He could easily make this into a running joke on air.

Not until the restraining order is dismissed. If he mentions the topic at all, that means he's thinking of her, and that violates the order...

... unless he does his monologue in secret codes and eye gestures.

(I hope this woman didn't see the Seinfeld episode where George's irritated eye kept winking and giving off the wrong signals to everyone. If she did, Jason Alexander's in trouble.)


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If I were Letterman, I would love this. He's in desperate need of new material for his show anyway. He could easily make this into a running joke on air.

Not until the restraining order is dismissed. If he mentions the topic at all, that means he's thinking of her, and that violates the order...

He may have to get some guest monologists as Leno did while he was gagged in the M Jackson case.


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"If the Christian subculture exists primarily to condemn the world, you can be sure that Jesus is not having any part of it." - John Fischer

"Ignorance is excusable when it is borne like a cross, but when it is wielded like an axe, and with moral indignation, then it becomes something else indeed." - Flannery O'Connor

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I feel so sorry for that woman. I hope she eventually gets some help.

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Subtlety is underrated

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More celeb news, hmmmm....


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If I were Letterman, I would love this. He's in desperate need of new material for his show anyway. He could easily make this into a running joke on air.

Not until the restraining order is dismissed. If he mentions the topic at all, that means he's thinking of her, and that violates the order...

He may have to get some guest monologists as Leno did while he was gagged in the M Jackson case.

He did make a reference to this in a monologue last week. I don't know if the restraining order had been lifted at the time but at the end of one of his jokes he said, "That was in code."


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