Sources: www.tmz.com and www.extratv.warnerbros.com
A CBS News employee has been indicted in an extortion plot against David Letterman, who was forced to acknowledge sexual relationships with female staffers on his show after the man tried to blackmail him for $2 million, the Manhattan district attorney said last week. Letterman said on his show that he received a package three weeks ago from someone claiming to have info about sexual escapades between Letterman and some female employees on his staff. Robert J. “Joe” Halderman, a producer for the true-crime show “48 Hours,” was arrested and indicted on one count of attempted first-degree grand larceny, punishable from five to 15 years upon conviction. The letter from Halderman told Letterman that his world was “about to collapse around him” when information about his private life is disclosed. He said it would lead to “a ruined reputation” and severe damage to his professional and family life. David Letterman may have violated CBS rules on bosses having relationships with their employees, but there’s a catch — Dave doesn’t work for CBS. Letterman says he testified last Thursday before the grand jury. In his testimony, he says he acknowledged sexual relationships with members of his staff.
Source: The Associated Press