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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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J C    

I've often thought those 48 HR. type pieces that the networks do on people they don't like were a form of extortion.Certainly they are a one sided form of public humiliation.
Halderman was drunk with power to think He could do this.
48 Hours needs to be investigated to see if they were shaking people down.
After all.He was the producer and His motives are now laid bare.
$$$ and power.

1759 days ago
17.

humm    

wow dirty, old man, he is a hero, and she is a whore. Remember how many bad jokes you old guy made about famous people who were caught cheating? and now you got national recognition, wake up america wherever you are.

1759 days ago
18.

whats up Doctors    

10. omg..u really crack me up...love to c wht irrelevant posts u will b putting up..I always count on them for several laughs a day!! Keep them coming...KOOKY'S FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted at 5:01PM on Oct 7th 2009 by Love the Kooky posts!



The teacher asked Little Johnny what he wanted to be when he grew up, Johnny said I Want to be Irrelevant just like kooky, He does nothing all day, that doesn't have any meaning what so ever. The teacher said why. Johnny said he has an uncle just like him, he's happy, he gets a welfare check for money, he lives with his momma, and smokes weed and sits on the computer all day, I can handle that

1759 days ago
19.

Keirie420    

So - she's maybe IN on IT???

1759 days ago
20.

patilee    

Ok, let's see if I have this right.....He uses the affairs for joke material, his moron audience laughs, cheers and applauds and she gets banned. Hmmmm sounds about right.

1759 days ago
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tjrws    

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22.

J C    

why is everyone protecting Letterman too?
He ran a sham operation.
Sleep with the boss and get promoted? C'mon!Where else can You do that and get away with it?Because He's on TV?Who cares?He's a bum.
Who else is sleeping with the bosses at CBS?Is that how You get ahead there?

1759 days ago
23.

SparklesForever    

It's not right that they banned her, unless she was involved with the threat, then I guess I understand. sparklesforever.com

1759 days ago
24.

Jeff    

So, Maria says this:

12. 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.
Posted at 5:05PM on Oct 7th 2009 by Maria


I wonder if Maria feels the same way about Bill Clinton............





1759 days ago
25.

Cork    

Considering that it's entirely possible that she was complicit in the blackmail, banning her from the set does not seem unreasonable.

As for the "praising Obama" video, you'd have to already be biased to suggest that they aren't just saying "Oh God" like every good little Republican should be doing. For this scenario I guess we have to pretend that praising a being that you can't prove actually exists is more rational than praising an actual living person.

1759 days ago
26.

Autism Sucks    

Didn't Julie Chen (Big Brother and the Morning Show) end up married to the head honcho at CBS! Why is it ok for them to have a relationship and not David Letterman. Hypocrites. Leave Stephanie alone.

1759 days ago
27.

elizabeth    

She must have been in on the plot with Joe.

1759 days ago
28.

Saultxyca    

This latest caper must be part of Dave's revisionist history ... like that second Julia Roberts appearance, after the first, super flirtatious one where Letterman makes the sickly faces about his recent marriage, et cetera. (What's wrong with Regina's self esteem?) Dave is now pretty much out of ammo. All of his attempts to humor the situation seem lame and callow and lacking in a few major links. When it's all about him and his personal problems, it's game over. At this pathetic point, Dave and his retainers protesteth way too much. Leno, the competition, is now a twofer -- prime time Tonight Show, which makes Letterman, the 62-year-old cad, a Late Night daytime soap opera.

1759 days ago
29.

justine    

NOW WE KNOW WHY HE HAD SUCH A PASSION ON PICKING ON SARAH PALINS YOUNG DAUGHTER, HE HAD A FETISH FOR HER LIKE HE HAS ALL THE OTHER YOUNG WOMEN THAT WORKED FOR HIM.........DAVID LETTERMAN IS A PREDATOR!!!!!!!! HES A PERVERT....HE PROBABLY HAS PICTURES OF SARAH PALINS DAUGHTER IN HIS CLOSET THE PERV!!!!!!!!!!!

1759 days ago
30.

whats up Doctors    

34. She must have been in on the plot with Joe.

Posted at 5:38PM on Oct 7th 2009 by elizabeth



I totally agree with you, If it worked ,it would have been a cool Million for each one of them.

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