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VIDEO: Women's Organization Blasts David Letterman For "Toxic" Workplace

Oct. 8 2009, Published 11:45 a.m. ET

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Terry O'Neill, the president National Organization of Women, told Joy Behar on Wednesday that talk show host David Letterman, who admitted to “having sex with women who work for me” last week, created a "toxic workplace atmosphere for women."

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O'Neill told Behar –host of her own show on CNN’s Headline News – that CBS needs to balance their board of directors with 50 percent women in the wake of the frisky fiasco.

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O'Neill said that NOW is "not calling for David Letterman's head," but using the situation to combat the widespread problem of sexual harassment.

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"As 'the boss,' he is responsible for setting the tone for his entire workplace -- and he did that with sex," O'Neill said in an earlier statement. "This places all employees -- including employees who happen to be women -- in an awkward, confusing and demoralizing situation.

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"It happens everywhere, and I think the Letterman scandal allows us to open a window ... and think how we could fundamentally change that," she told Behar.

As has previously reported, the woman at the center of the controversy is 34-year-old Stephanie Birkitt, a former assistant on the Late Show.

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