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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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31.

who dat    

will it float, will it float, will it float, will it float, WILL IT FLOAT. Okay, let's bring out the Will it Float Girls.

1764 days ago
32.

ivelostmyself    

why would they post a pic of tom arnold? what does he have to do with this? lol

1764 days ago
33.

Brian    

Heeeee-Haaaaawww!

What a jackass!

1764 days ago
34.

ac    

All you people hating on Letterman are fools with an agenda. He's human and had sex with another human, it happens. And just to put everyone else in their place that thinks there's a payday coming when you find out that a celebrity has had sex, we all know already. People have sex everyone knows already.

1764 days ago
35.

lad    

Another loser.... world is full of them!

1764 days ago
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REALbarbwire7    

Now instead of rich and famous, he's famous as one of the many jackazzes of the world. He should be so proud. NOW how's he gonna pay his child support? HAHA!

1764 days ago
37.

Creeder    

Dang. He looks like the ship captain that the Navy Seals rescued from the pirates. (Sorry, Captain.)

1764 days ago
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Dr. Patrick    

It is quite amazing that No one seems to think that David Letterman is the CREEP here. He is a married man that is Sleeping with lots of his Female staff and wrecking lots of Lives in the process. I wonder what happened to any of the Girls that refused his Sexual Advances.

This man DID not force them to give him $2M. He did NOT STEAL $2M.He had Information that he believed was worth $2M for him to shut up.
The Wealthy Letterman and his lawyers and the Self Serving DA could have just said NO and there would be none of this EXTORTION NONESENSE.

I Wonder where our Collective Values is Headed. I say Leave this man alone and Turn the heat on Letterman and this DA.

1764 days ago
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Chappaquiddick    

C'mon Dave, you coulda done better than that dumb, gloomy, bitchy Stephanie, now we know why you put her on the show... was she worth it?

1764 days ago
40.

.............    

Haha..........Who would have sex with ugly ass Letterman the loser. He should have been PAYINg the guy to spread such a rumor he is so damn repulsive to look at!!

1763 days ago
41.

Meowch    

Little Harry is going to have some great stuff for show and tell.

1763 days ago
43.

Liz    

A well respected producer?

I assume Whoopi will be out supporting his release based on what an artist he is and that this wasn't extortion-extortion.

1763 days ago
44.

bbp    

First off - LETTERMAN RULES!

Secondly - Dave should have just paid to have this douchebag killed and dumped in the Hudson river.

1763 days ago
45.

chase    

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