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Letterman Says Someone's Extorting Him

10/2/2009 1:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

SECOND UPDATE: 11:58 PM ET TMZ has learned the identity of the alleged extortionist who was arrested today for attempted grand larceny in the first degree. He is 51-year-old Robert "Joe" Halderman who lives in Norwalk, CT. He is a producer for "48 Hours" and has been suspended pending results of the investigation.

David Letterman
says someone has demanded $2 million from him in return for not blowing the lid on Letterman's sexual liaisons in his office.

David Letterman Extortion
Letterman said on his show tonight he received a package 3 weeks ago from someone claiming to have info about sexual escapades between Letterman and some female employees on his staff.


The individual said Letterman would have to pay $2 million to keep the info secret.

Letterman went on to say he contacted the Special Prosecution Bureau of the Manhattan D.A.'s office. He said the D.A. investigated and cut a phony $2 million check to the alleged extortionist who was arrested today.

Letterman says he testified today before the grand jury. In his testimony, he says he acknowledged sexual relationships with members of his staff.

Letterman married his girlfriend of 23 years last March.

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61.

Bogdan    

Just an old man with a fish story.Don't mind him.folks.

1845 days ago
62.

Momlee    

Sarah Palin has the last laugh......HA HA HA

1845 days ago
63.

Phishsteak    

Woah! It is what it is. It's not like he cut someone up and shoved them in a suitcase. These are very human skeletons in his closet. His wife probably understood and accepted his affairs and just wanted the legal protection of marriage because they have a child together now. She won't leave him. Why be so nasty about him, and why make fun of his looks? I grieve for humanity.

1845 days ago
64.

MP    

What a dog. I hope his wife dumps his ass and takes half his fortune.

1845 days ago
65.

ImaPlepperToo    

For decades, I wondered if Davey was a little fruity, because every time he goes into the audience and has an attractive young man stand up, he sizes him up and down, then asks, "So - - - how much do you weigh?"
But I guess he's not. He's like the late night "have your pets spayed and neutered" now, messing with the girls on his staff.

1845 days ago
66.

Jon    

Wow - what a total hypocrite Letterman is. He goes on and on trashing John McCain and Sarah Palin, meanwhile he's porking his staff. Guy is a bitter multi-millionaire and should retire & turn show over to Craig Ferguson.

1845 days ago
67.

friedlinx    

Truly the shame of the city.

1845 days ago
68.

hehe    

How much you guys want to bet one of the chicks he was boffing was Stephanie Birkitt? She was an "assistant" that occasionally made appearances for skits and I always thought he had a hard-on for her.

1845 days ago
69.

susan    

Dave is one of the most judgemental people on tv towards others. He goes to town on making fun of the plights of other celebrities and their controversies. Instant Karma right back to him. Yes, he's a very big hypocrite.



60. Woah! It is what it is. It's not like he cut someone up and shoved them in a suitcase. These are very human skeletons in his closet. His wife probably understood and accepted his affairs and just wanted the legal protection of marriage because they have a child together now. She won't leave him. Why be so nasty about him, and why make fun of his looks? I grieve for humanity.

Posted at 11:03PM on Oct 1st 2009 by givemeabreak



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1845 days ago
70.

cali girl    

Yeah! It's time for Dave to move out and bring Craig Ferguson in. He is so much better than Dave is these days. Vote for Craig!

1845 days ago
71.

Harrick Junnes    

letterman claims he wanted "to protect these people" he Polanskied.
So then why couldn't he protect these people from himself first?

1845 days ago
72.

LensmanCT    

Too bad this story didn't break the day obama was on the show. Maybe Dave fixed him up with a bimbo.

1845 days ago
73.

oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

LOOOOOOOOOOVE DAVE..he is the only good one on late nite now..all will b fine..he did the right thing..gotta give credit where credit is due..I just pray this doesn't hurt his health..LOVE DAVE!!!!!!! u rock!

1845 days ago
74.

Julie    

David Letterman is a sleaze bag! I feel sorrow for his long suffering wife and I hope she takes him to the cleaners!!!!!

1845 days ago
75.

deegee    

GROSS...he's nasty...I wouldn't take 2 million to look at him naked. YUCK, what a dirty old man.

1845 days ago
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