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Suspect In Letterman Extortion Case

10/2/2009 10:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Suspect In Letterman Extortion CaseThis is the man arrested for the $2 million extortion plot against David Letterman.

Robert "Joe" Halderman -- a well-respected producer for "48 Hours" -- was busted outside CBS headquarters in NYC for attempted grand larceny in the first degree.

Until recently Halderman was living with Stephanie Birkitt, Letterman's former assistant. We're told Letterman was having a relationship with Birkitt but ended it before his son was born in 2003.

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Donna    

Wow, this guy is a tv producer & thought he could get away with this?? hahaha
Way to go Dave, you were honest & very strong.

1793 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

Back to me !! .. me me me and who? .. ME !!! .. Ker Ching

1793 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

David Letterman is no Michael Jackson !!! .. Back to us ... mo money .. mo money .. MUCH MO MONEY !!! .. buy our t shirts, dvd's, cd's, and of course tickets to our up coming movie ... Ker Ching

1793 days ago
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Cheese925    

Greedy Bastard!!! He supposedly was a "highly respected" producer and I'm sure he was paid rather well. Now look at him. STUPID!!!

1793 days ago
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:what ev errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr    

I'm not a Letterman fan by no means, but I'm glad he made this public. Maybe this will HUMBLE Letterman a bit. He's such a ruthless bastard............Karma Davey Boy, Karma.

1793 days ago
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owlafaye    

There are always some people in the wings just waiting to come out and put down someone famous, respected and admired. These people will never attain any measure of public acclimation for their principles, morals, accomplishments or intellectual contributions...and short measure for their criticisms, barbs, insults and rumors...Thank goodness.

1793 days ago
22.

Jim    

Ahhh Dave, the most unfunny man on tv...nice job banging a 22 year assistant though douchetard.

1793 days ago
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owlafaye    

A lot of relationships have special provisions for extra-marital affairs. Most people will not turn down an opportunity...and therefore this common occurrence is usually not a very important detail in a person's life. Sex is the strongest human drive after survival and there will always be plenty of it, sanctioned or otherwise.

1793 days ago
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Fairly Clear    

Guess Gappy never heard the old saying never dip your pen in company ink. The guy doing the shakedown is a d-bag for stealing his former live-ins diary what is this guy 17 and jilted from the homecoming dance? It indicates 48 hours must be paying like Mickey D's for this turd to attempt something like this. But must have been something in it however Gappy didn't want to see the daylight or public.

1793 days ago
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mlmini    

MY, MY, MY He is now a poor "VICTIM"---YEAH RIGHT. I was just wondering how all those he has slandered over the years and were true "victims" feel right now. LOL. Also wonder just how old the real victims of his abuse were. When he came up with what he thougth was a cute joke about Palin and her daughter, he was just fantasizing about what he would love to do to her. WHAT A CREEPY EXCUSE FOR HUMAN BEING! Get this pervert off the air once and for all PLEASE!!!

1793 days ago
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janalal4    

27. Guess Gappy never heard the old saying never dip your pen in company ink. The guy doing the shakedown is a d-bag for stealing his former live-ins diary what is this guy 17 and jilted from the homecoming dance? It indicates 48 hours must be paying like Mickey D's for this turd to attempt something like this. But must have been something in it however Gappy didn't want to see the daylight or public.

Posted at 10:30AM on Oct 2nd 2009 by Fairly Clear

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/02/robert-joe-halderman-david-letterman-extortion-stephanie-birkitt/2#comments#ixzz0SmzuxrNi

LOL! EVERYONE involved in this sorted little tale is a D-bag! I always thought Letterman was funny but gave off definite "pervy" vibes. Craig Ferguson for new 'King of Late Nite'!

1793 days ago
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Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

Bad move.Dumb.This guy is dumbasz.Also,the girlfriend,Stephanie,dumb.Why write a diary and keep it around.Diary's are little girls.Journals are for adults WHO ARE PLANNING ON WRITING A BOOK on things like the First Ladieskeepa journal. Is she guilty toowith her boyfriend?

As for Dave,then a,he is not a politician.He is known for liking women. He leads a private life. He never proclaimed himself to be a saint.

There is no scandal.

He was not married.
He was a self-proclaimed single man who liked long term realtionships.The mags will run this story for a week. End of story.

1793 days ago
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HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!2 FUNNY    

Is he "BTK" twin?? Remember the mailman out in Kansas that brutally killed numerous women for YEARS & was on the loose over 20+ years...

1793 days ago
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Melissa    

Letterman's sex life may not be my business, but ya know what? He makes everyone else's sex life HIS business. He can hurt and ridicule others for show after show for doing things that aren't as bad as what he is doing. This is called hypocrite.

1793 days ago
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Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

Debbie,Dave has madefun of himself before.HE did tell the audience the truth.I would not be surprised if he does not make jokes about it.He is a comic. They make jokes on everything and if they are worth it,themselves too.

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