Note from ANCPR: When I first heard of the Letterman TRO case, I thought it must be a hoax, but a little research revealed that indeed, this is a true story. Many thanks to Charles E. Corry for the research and writing he has done on this. The post below is from his newsletter. All his contact information is included below.
From the Equal Justice Foundation Newsletter:
The Equal Justice Foundation has received a number of emails and phone calls regarding the following story about a restraining order issued in Santa Fe, New Mexico, including one call from another of David Sanchez’s victims who has spent 5 years, and a half-million dollars trying to get a divorce in his court. A link to an Adobe Acrobat file containing Colleen Nestler’s TRO application, the TRO, and her 6-page letter is provided and it should make interesting reading for any of you who haven’t seen the level of incompetence and insanity one typically finds in protection/restraining order proceedings.
David Letterman lawyers fight restraining order in Santa Fe
Abstracted from articles by the Associated Press and Santa Fe New Mexican
[Copy of TRO request, TRO, and letter here (1 MB, PDF)]
December 21, 2005 (AP) – A Santa Fe woman was granted a temporary restraining order against television talk show host David Letterman on December 15, 2005. She contends the celebrity used code words to show that he wanted to marry her and train her as his co-host.
A state judge granted the ex parte temporary restraining order to Colleen Nestler, who alleged that Letterman has forced her to go bankrupt and had inflicted “mental cruelty” and “sleep deprivation” upon her since May 1994. 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 and requested that he stay at least 1 yard from her. (more…)