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Dave's Accused Extortionist is All Business

11/11/2009 11:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

David Letterman was offered $2 million for the "screenplay" of accused extortionist Robert Halderman, and all the stuff about sexual impropriety is the reason the treatment went at a premium price -- this according to a new interview by Halderman's lawyer.

Gerald Shargel: Click to watch
Attorney Gerald Shargel was on "The Early Show" this AM, saying he was giving Dave the right of first refusal for the proposal. Shargel says it's a business transaction -- the way Hollywood works.

So the question ....

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