A woman, Colleen Nestler, was granted a restraining order that requested Late Show host David Letterman stay at least 3 yards away, "and not think of me, and release me from his mental harassment and hammering."
In a six-page typed letter Colleen asserts that Dave has driven her to bankruptcy, and has also caused her mental cruelty and sleep deprivation. She believes Dave has been sending her coded messages that insinuate cohosting duties and *gasp* marriage.
"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.So many ways to go with this story, I'm somewhat at a loss. We have the obviously crazy woman. Though Dave's quirky schtick coupled with a little help from the SAP button makes subliminal messaging slightly less of a stretch. We also have a crazy judge who actually granted the restraining order (it has since been lifted). We have the not very restrained distance of three yards (does it count if the tv is only two yards away?). And of course the question on everyone's mind. What about Paul Schaffer?
All this mental harassment and hammering is going to drive me to bankruptcy. I better file a restraining order against Angelina Jolie quick.
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