David Letterman announced on Thursday that his on-air comments would be all he was going to speak about in regards to the $2 million extortion plot against him, but the topic filled his CBS Late Show on Monday.
The New York Post is giving further details of what happened from the diary of the former Late Show staff member Stephanie Birkitt, who was identified as the head of the scandal.
It has been a whirlwind of drama for David Letterman these past few days, as news of his affairs and extortion have become public knowledge. And yesterday the “Late Show” host offered apologies to many people, including his wife Regina Lasko.
Ready to fight charges in court, CBS producer Joe Halderman entered a not guilty plea to charges of trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman.
The 52-year-old Halderman showed up in handcuffs at a Manhattan courthouse this afternoon after he threatened Letterman about going public with personal information regarding the talk show host's sexual relations with an employee.
It looks like John Travolta isn’t the only celeb being targeted by extortionists these days - David Letterman revealed last night that he’s been targeted by blackmailers as well.
During his “Late Show” broadcast, Letterman confessed that he’d had sexual relations with female members of his staff, and that someone tried to extort $2 million from him to keep the news under wraps.
Last week David Letterman made a lewd joke about Sarah Palin’s daughter Willow (14), and today the Governor of Alaska accepted the late night funnyman’s apology.
In a statement released this morning, Palin stated, "Of course, it's accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.”