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SANTA FE, N.M., Dec 21, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- David Letterman's attorneys want to quash a restraining order obtained by a woman who claims the host speaks to her in code during his CBS TV show.

An application filed by Colleen Nestler of Santa Fe, N.M., in district court last week asked Letterman be restrained from thinking of her and ordered to release her "from his mental harassment and hammering," the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday.

In a six-page letter to the court, Nestler claimed Letterman, Regis Philbin and Kelsey Grammer have conspired against her for years. Among her many complaints was that Letterman sent her messages via secret code during "Late Night with David Letterman."

District Judge Daniel Sanchez refused to comment specifically on the restraining order he granted Thursday, which bars Letterman from coming within 100 feet of Nestler or contacting her.

"If they make a proper pleading, then I grant it," he said of applicants in general.

Letterman reps say the star does not know Neslter and his attorney promised to fight the "unfortunate abuse of the judicial process." A hearing on Nestler's complaint was scheduled Jan. 12.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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