David Letterman's CBS talk show 'The Late Show' has a new position available after the 67 year-old host's cue-card holder Tony Mendez was allegedly fired after arguing and assaulting a fellow staff member.
Letterman's cue-card holder was fired after getting into an altercation with a staff writer
According to the New York Post, Mendez was reportedly dismissed of his duties within the last two weeks after getting involved in a verbal confrontation with one of the show's staff writer's Bill Scheft, who wanted to make changes to the cue cards.
"[Scheft] encroaches on my work," Mendes said. "He tells me what to do, and I have to say, 'I know what I'm doing.' And a lot of time when I am making changes [to the cards], he'll stand there looking over my shoulder, and he'll say something like, 'Put that on top,' because he got an idea."
The following day, Mendez apparently grabbed the 15-time Emmy nominee by the shirt and slammed him into a wall. "I just grabbed him by the shirt," the 69 year-old continued. "He was very surprised. He didn't say a word. He was cowering, his eyes were real big, he probably peed a little bit on his pants."
He was then escorted out of the building and informed of his "official termination" the following Monday.
However, the show will continue to pay Mendez's salary and benefits until Letterman's stint as the host finishes, which will occur sometime next year when Comedy Central TV personality Stephen Colbert.
Mendez, who occasionally appeared on-air, has previously worked for 'Saturday Night Live' and 'The Hollywood Palace,' he is also currently the host of his own YouTube comedy show.