“Now, I don’t want a lawsuit. I don’t want compensation. I don’t want revenge. I don’t want Dave to go down (oh, grow up, people). I just want Dave to hire some qualified female writers and then treat them with respect.”
— Nell Scovell in an article, written for vanityFair.com, about her experience writing for Late Night with David Letterman.
Really Nell Scovell? Really?
It seems to me that you might not want a lawsuit or compensation, but revenge for being ‘chased off’ your dream job might rank pretty high on your list of reasons for writing this.
Generally, people who don’t want revenge or compensation don’t make a laundry list of things they’d like to see change on the program they voluntarily quit decades ago. They also don’t say they don’t want to dig up dirt from decades ago, then do just that in the next breath.
Scovell also makes the statement that she’s only speaking up about the whole thing now because Letterman himself is talking about it. If it’s really an issue she feels strongly enough about to write a two-page article for Vanity Fair though, why didn’t she say anything in 1990 when she quit?
Now, Scovell may say she has noble intentions, but she works in show business, just like the people she’s berating. She’s just another pseudo-celebrity ambulance chaser trying to drag the spotlight onto her self for 15 minutes by cashing in on a nationally covered media scandal.
Cut it out Scovell. Nobody is buying your lame excuses.
Jacob McDonald, copy-editor