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Woman in Letterman Case Lived with Suspect

10/2/2009 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of the women at the center of the David Letterman alleged extortion case is Stephanie Birkitt, his former assistant -- according to the search warrant obtained by FOX 5 New York. And, the warrant says, Birkitt was the suspect's girlfriend and we've learned she was living with him until recently.

Stephanie Birkitt: Click to watch
According to the warrant, the suspect, "48 Hours" producer Robert "Joe" Halderman, sent Letterman a package which allegedly included treatments for a screenplay with supporting materials.

The warrant goes on to say the "supporting materials" included copies of parts of a diary and correspondence belonging to Birkitt.

Halderman allegedly sent more documents, including letters, emails and photos.

On September 23, Halderman allegedly told undercover cops he wouldn't make the diary public if Letterman anted up $2 million.

Letterman acknowledged on his show last night he had sexual relations with female members of his staff.

Birkett has been a regular on Letterman's show (see video).

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1.

Ted    

Whats the big deal? How many celebrities haven't had relationships with people that work for them? Yes, he had a steady "girl friend" during this, but thats between them isn't it?

"Late Night" was originally created by Dave and his (then) girlfriend Merril Marko. It wasn't news back then...

1753 days ago
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John Fitzgerald    

"Double standard? Scott Lara www.jaxbloggers.com"

Matthew 7 is copied below. The point is, Rush Limgaugh judges and is judged as he would judge others. Letterman is a comedian and judges not but presents what other's might judge, and for the laugh.

Your mistake is in thinking that everyone is judged by a single standard. Alas, no.... Palin, Limbaugh, Letterman, and all are judge by their own standard. It's the standard with which you judge others for which you are judged.

Get it? No? Okay, Palin stands publicly for "family values" and her 17 year old daughter gets pregnant, a pregnancy that she apparently attempted to hide. Limbaugh rails against people that become addicted to pain medications, saying they should serve jail time only to be revealed as an Oxycontin addicted doctor shopper. Letterman simply highlights the behavior of people who would hold others to a standard that they themselves don't live up to. That's what we laugh at, the individual's double standard. That is what a double standard is. A double standard is not that one person is held to one standard and another to another standard. A double standard is that an individual holds others to one standard and himself to a lesser standard.

"Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."

1752 days ago
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John Fitzgerald    

There are some 247 reasons that women have reported for having sex. Not the least of which is that the guy is funny. Think about it, 247. Your failure in understanding is that you still reference yourself in trying to understand others. You have to realize that other people are not necessarily like you.

I'm sure if your work on it, you can come up with at least ten different reasons that women have sex. Oh yeah, there was a sitcom episode that was all about that. One character spent the entire episode coming up with 100 reasons for having sex.

1752 days ago
4.

joanne    

Two consenting adults, where's the crime?

1752 days ago
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janie    

Dave Letterman should retire. Get rid of him. If he can not keep that thing in his pants then he should be man enough to resign. It is a shame that a women has to go to bed with her boss to stay employed.

1751 days ago
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Reggie Wagstaff    

Hey Dave, you make thirty million dollars a year and you go home to Regina? You have a net worth of three hundred million dollars and your special squeeze on the side is Stephanie? As Benjamin Franklin would have said if he'd thought of it, "If you are going to cheat to get some poon-tang, make it top-shelf poon".

1748 days ago
7.

truthfully yours    

What a bum. Hope his long suffering wife dumps him.

1754 days ago
8.

hoosierbilly    

Ughh.

He's taking a fall for THAT

1754 days ago
9.

shelly    

Somewhere, Sarah Palin is laughing at YOU Dave. You unfunny POS.

1754 days ago
10.

Nuts    

He must be hard up to boink that dog.I guess you get it when you can at his age.

1754 days ago
11.

shauna    

letterman is gross and so is this girl. eww ick nast

1754 days ago
12.

kitty    

i used to like david letterman but after hearing about this and seeing him go on tv and make jokes about it basically, i have no respect for him anymore. and he said "women" so it was more than one. not funny mr. letterman.

1754 days ago
13.

Pookie    

Dave,
As the Bible says,
"Let he without sin cast the first stone."
You have been holier than thou for years and only now we know what a phony you really are!

Ain't karma a beetch?

1754 days ago
14.

gg    

4. Somewhere, Sarah Palin is laughing at YOU Dave. You unfunny POS.

Posted at 8:58AM on Oct 2nd 2009 by shelly
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Take Sarah Palin and shove her up your @ss!!

1754 days ago
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bb    

What a total pig! Dave Letterman is not funny any more! This Stephanie girl is equally nasty, I'm sure her family is proud.

1754 days ago
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