February 6, 1996 in Nation/World

Target Of Letterman Gag Files Suit


A tennis fan who became a running gag for David Letterman after she was caught on camera with peach juice running down her chin is suing the comedian for ridiculing her.

The New York City woman was featured repeatedly on “Late Show with David Letterman” in September after a CBS camera caught her relishing a peach at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

Letterman showed the footage of 54-year-old Jane Bronstein at least a half-dozen times between Sept. 5 and Sept. 20.

Letterman also started a nationwide search for Bronstein, putting her picture on the Sony Jumbotron electronic billboard on Times Square.

In a punch line for his Top 10 List, Letterman referred to her as a “seductive temptress.” Bronstein, a large woman, suffers from a thyroid condition and had childhood polio and two spinal fusions, her lawsuit said.

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