“He’s the greatest host in the world,” said Rock, 44, at The Cinema Society event sponsored by Target. “I would never make a disparaging comment about David Letterman.”

Talk-show host Wendy Williams is also behind Letterman 100 percent. “I like him even more,” she said. “He did a disgusting thing. But I thought it was really great that he came out and told his own story. The real crime is the blackmail.”…

Funnyman Aasif Mandvi, of The Daily Show, said Letterman is handling the scandal in a courageous manner.

“I think that Letterman is very brave,” he said. “Kudos to him.”