Remember this the next time they bash Sarah Palin, “bloggers in their pajamas”, Glenn Beck and their latest victim of scorn:
In an uncharacteristically personal revelation for David Letterman, the host took to his “Late Show” stage Thursday to admit that he was the victim of an extortion attempt — and acknowledge that he has had sexual relations with more than one staff member.
Online media reports named the man in the alleged extortion case as Robert Halderman, a producer for CBS.
In a statement, Eye confirmed that it “was made aware of an ongoing police investigation involving David Letterman and an employee at ’48 Hours,’ [an investigative magazine show] who was subsequently arrested earlier today on charges of attempted grand larceny in the first degree.
“I had to tell them how I was disturbed by this I was worried for myself, I was worried for my family, I felt menaced by this, and I had to tell them all of the creepy things that I have done that were going to be exposed,” he said.
At that point in the story, the audience laughed nervously. “Now why is that funny?” Letterman asked.
As part of the testimony, Letterman admitted that he had engaged in sexual relationships with staff members.
“My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would,” Letterman said. “Especially for the women.”