NEW YORK— David Letterman’s longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague.
Tony Mendez tells the New York Post in a story published Sunday he lost his job after grabbing a co-worker by the shirt Oct. 9 behind the scenes at CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman.”
CBS directed an inquiry to Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants. A spokesman said Worldwide Pants won’t comment on personnel matters.
Attempts to reach Mendez weren’t immediately successful Sunday.
The 69-year-old Mendez tells the Post he knows he knows he shouldn’t have laid a hand on his colleague.