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Letterman doesn’t deserve “victim” title

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After years of talking about other people’s sex scandals, David Letterman of The Late Show on CBS decided to expose his own.


On Thursday, Letterman announced that he is a “victim of extortion attempt over charges of sexual affairs with staff members,” according to the New York Times. Letterman was approached by someone who asked for $2 million to keep the racy information a secret.

According to Reuters, Letterman states that about three weeks ago he received a package from Robert Joel Halderman, a producer for the CBS documentary news program 48 Hours. In it was a screenplay showcasing all of Letterman’s affairs. Also, there was a note inside that said “I know you do some terrible, terrible things.” It asked for $2 million. Letterman immediately went to the Manhattan district attorney’s office where he was advised to write a fraudulent check for $2 million.

Halderman faces attempted grand larceny charges. He is due to appear at New York State Supreme Court later on Friday.

As I searched for information concerning this case, I was shocked by something that not many news Websites were discussing. I’m talking about the fact that a married man (and father) was having multiple affairs.

Letterman has been with (now) wife for nearly 20 years and they have a 6-year-old son.

This behavior isn’t acceptable.

I don’t care if someone was trying to extort him. Letterman’s actions are just as inappropriate as those of the Halderman’s. Just as Halderman faces a maximum sentence of 15 years, Letterman should too.

andrea @ October 2, 2009

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