Hogan's Alley

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Apparently Anyone Can Get A Temporary Restraining Order In Some Courts

The NY Times briefly notes the following:

Lawyers for David Letterman have gone to court in New Mexico to quash a restraining order obtained by a Santa Fe woman who said he had used code words to indicate he wanted to marry her and train her to be a co-host, The Associated Press reported. The temporary restraining order was granted to Colleen Nestler, who alleged that Mr. Letterman had forced her to go bankrupt and inflicted "mental cruelty" and "sleep deprivation" on her since 1994. She asked that Mr. Letterman, who tapes his "Late Show" in New York, stay at least three yards from her and not "think of me, and release me from his mental harassment and hammering." In a motion filed on Mr. Letterman's behalf, Pat Rogers, an Albuquerque lawyer, wrote, "Celebrities deserve protection of their reputation and legal rights when the occasional fan becomes dangerous or deluded." Saying that the restraining order is without merit, Mr. Letterman's lawyers asked District Court Judge Daniel Sanchez to quash it. A hearing on the request for a permanent restraining order was set for Jan. 12.

Would this fool of a judge have issued a TRO if someone came into court and alleged that Martians or the CIA were sending thoughts into their head? What a moron.

By the way, what is it about David Letterman that draws these insane obsessions from the benighted? Remember the woman who claimed to be his wife and would break into his house with some regularity? Maybe David does have the ability to cloud men's minds.