‘Late Show With David Letterman’ Cue Card Writer Fired After Assault

October 19, 2014 7:55 PM

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A longtime “Late Show with David Letterman” cue card writer has been fired after physically assaulting a staff writer and insulting Letterman, according to the New York Post.

69-year-old Tony Mendez, who regular viewers may recognize from the occasional shot on the show, had an argument with Letterman and staff writer and 15-time Emmy nominee Bill Scheft on Oct. 8 over changes to cue cards.

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