Letterman says extortion attempt linked to affairs

It’s no wonder he’s been more happier lately, he’s been getting laid by different women in his office He’s just being a male
Does this suprise me that letterman would do such a thing, not one bit, he’s that type of guy. But seriously, the guy who blackmailed him, talk about stupid, at least make himself annyomous. On tonight’s show letterman said that a box was left in his car with evidence that the guy was going to use, apparently for a movie and a book, and not only did he meet up with letterman once but three times and Letterman gave him a phoney $2Million check. From what I saw lastnight, Letterman wasn’t sorry he did it, but that he was caught and now has to deal with it. And the audience thought he was joking because they kept laughing and clapping. But how stupid for this guy to extort money, who would believe someone walking into a bank to cash a $2 million check without red flags?????

UPDATE 11:45am Friday: ’48 Hours’ producer indicted in extortion plot. Arrest made following hotel sting operation. Keep Reading

In a stunningly candid admission during his show on Thursday night, David Letterman admitted that he has had sexual relationships with female employees of his show, and that someone tried to extort him by releasing information about the relationships. A CBS employee has since been arrested for the alleged extortion plot.

During the taping of his CBS late-night show in New York, Letterman discussed receiving a threat to either pay $2 million or risk the relationships being made public.

“In the back seat of my car, there’s a package that I don’t recognize. What this is is a guy is going to write a screenplay about me and he’s going to take all the terrible stuff that he knows about my life and he’s going to put it into a movie unless I give him some money,” Letterman explained to the audience.

 

“Now of course we get to what is it. What was all the creepy stuff that he was going to put into the screenplay and the movie, and the creepy stuff that I had … sex with women who work for me on the show. Now, my response to that is yes, I have,” he continued.

The network said the person who was arrested works on the true-crime show “48 Hours” and has been suspended. A person with knowledge of the investigation said the suspect is Robert J. Halderman. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because authorities have not released the suspect’s name.

A “48 Hours” producer named Joe Halderman was part of a team nominated for an Emmy for outstanding continuing coverage of a news story in a news magazine in 2008. Two numbers listed for Halderman were disconnected, and a message left at a third number was not immediately returned Thursday.

RadarOnline.com was the first to report that Halderman was a suspect.

As part of the case, Letterman said in a release that he testified before a grand jury and acknowledged sexual relationships with members of his staff.

CBS spokesman Chris Ender says “Letterman’s comments on the broadcast tonight speak for themselves.”

Oct 01, 2009 09:46 PM

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES–David Letterman acknowledged on Thursday’s show that he had sexual relationships with female employees and that someone tried to extort him over the affairs.

During the taping of his CBS late-night show in New York, Letterman discussed receiving a threat to either pay $2 million or risk the relationships being made public.

In a release from the show’s producer, Letterman said he referred the matter to the Manhattan district attorney’s office and that an investigation ended in an arrest Thursday.

Letterman did not identify the person he said was arrested.

As part of the case, Letterman said in a release that he testified before a grand jury and acknowledged sexual relationships with members of his staff.

CBS spokesman Chris Ender says “Letterman’s comments on the broadcast tonight speak for themselves.”

 

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