"I wanted to shine a light on gender inequality in that particular workplace," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Scovellas saying in a telephone interview. She wrote in the Vanity Fair article: "Did he pay me enough extra attention that it was noted by another writer? Yes. Was I aware of rumours that Dave was having sexual relationships with female staffers? Yes."
She continued: "Did that make me feel demeaned? Completely. Did I say anything at the time? Sadly, no,". Scovell added: "I was not going to thrive professionally in that workplace. And although there were various reasons for that, sexual politics did play a major part."
Letterman confessed having bedded a number of his female staffers that led to an alleged blackmail plot.