Let it not be said the wheels of New Mexico justice turn slowly, though a fair case could be made for them turning stupidly. Not a week after slapping David Letterman with a restraining order, telling him to stay at least three yards away from a deranged fan from the Southwestern state, the same judge has reversed his decision:
A state judge has lifted a restraining order granted to a Santa Fe woman who accused talk-show host David Letterman of using coded words to show that he wanted to marry her and train her as his co-host.
Judge Daniel Sanchez on Tuesday granted a request by lawyers for Letterman, host of CBS' "Late Show," to quash the temporary restraining order that he earlier granted to Colleen Nestler. [...]
Responding to a question from the judge, Nestler said she had no proof of the allegations she had made against Letterman.
She also said that if Letterman or any of his representatives came near her, "I will break their legs" and establish proof of her allegations.
There is a silver-lining to this rather unpleasant bit of celebrity-fan interaction: The unpredictable, zany Nester has been tapped to replace Q-rating deficient Craig Ferguson as the new host of The Late Late Show, with CBS hoping its new "Letterman/ Individual who could well do harm to Letterman" late night comedy block being just the programming gimmick to finally unseat ratings champ Jay Leno.