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Letterman's Former Hookup Banned from CBS Set

10/7/2009 5:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Stephanie Birkitt -- the woman at the center of the David Letterman sex scandal -- has been banned from setting foot on the CBS set where the "Late Show" is filmed.



Birkitt used to be David's assistant -- appearing on the "Late Show" numerous times -- and later became his personal attorney. It was Birkitt's ex-boyfriend -- Robert Halderman -- who discovered Letterman's secret relationship with her ... and then allegedly threatened to release the scandalous information unless Letterman forked over $2 million.

Sources tell TMZ that security at CBS is well aware of Birkitt's ban from the set.

Worldwide Pants just issued the following statement: "Stephanie is on paid leave of absence ... she has not been banned from the Ed Sullivan Theatre."

But TMZ just spoke with someone associated with security at Letterman who just told us, "Security got a verbal order that she is 'banned' from the property for the time being."

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Kevin    

That picture really shows what an ugly, cranky old man Letterman has become. Goes to show, if you tell jokes about other people's problems, they may return to bite you in the butt.

By the way, TMZ, show the Erin Andrews pics. She is HOTHOTHOTHOT!!!

1786 days ago
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Barb    

Dave, Dave. Dave... What were you thinking?
Oh that's right you were thinking with the little head instead of the big head.

1786 days ago
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Autodidact    

I don't get it. Why ban her and not him? LOL!

1786 days ago
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Leno sucks, Conan rocks    

Popozao, bitches!

1786 days ago
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Bird    

Why would they do that? She didn't do anything. I hope she wasn't still an employee. If so, being banned from the set is text book sexual harrassment.

1786 days ago
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paige    

finally. get the temptation out of the workplace. i hope dave and regina can make it work.

1786 days ago
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paige    

stephanie birkitt still works there. no longer dave's assistant. she went to law school, so i'm guessing she works in the legal department of worldwide pants. she has no reason to distract dave and be at the set. she can stay in the office like regular office workers.

1786 days ago
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laura    

I believe she was his personal assistant, not lawyer.

1786 days ago
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Maria    

Why her and not BOTH of them gone???? I hope she gets a dream job and walks away from creepy womanizing David. He is horrid man.

1786 days ago
10.

who gives a shit    

I am sick of hearing about David Letterman & his cheating!Enough already, we do not care, let him work it out. He should also stop talking about this crap on his show!

1786 days ago
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billiejeanRIP    

who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1786 days ago
12.

lost in lalaland    

Why the hell is SHE being punished? That's B.S.

1786 days ago
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jane    

I don't get it, CBS is not taking any actions against David but they are with her?

1786 days ago
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menocomprendo    

Weel, is she the first or the only one among all the women concerned in that story to be banned from the set? How many women on that CBS set will be banned because of that? I guess the women are always there to pay for the consequences. That's the way it has always been. That's the way it is.

1786 days ago
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menocomprendo    

I don't "condamn" David Letterman, but it's just unfair to see others pay because of their "lower status" in the public eye. I'm sure David Letterman feels very bad about that. I believe he feels terribly guilty. But it won't change the facts, I guess.

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