Tag: David Letterman
If you're following the alleged extortion of David Letterman by CBS producer Joe Halderman, tune in to his show tonight. He tells the audience his wife is "horribly hurt," it's not going to be easy to patch things up, but he's going to give it his best shot. He also apologized to his staff.
"She has been horribly hurt by my behavior, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it's your responsibility, you try to fix it," Letterman told audiences, according to a statement from his company, Worldwide Pants.
"And at that point, there's only two things that can happen: either you're going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you're going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed, so let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me."
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Gerry Shargel, the excellent New York defense lawyer for Joe Halderman, the CBS news producer accused of extorting money from David Letterman, appeared on both the Today Show this morning and Geraldo At Large last night. You can watch both interviews here.
He offered more details on the Geraldo segment than the Today show, perhaps because Ann Curry acted like a accusatory prosecutor while Geraldo, who went to law school with Gerry and considers him a friend, was more conversational than inquisitional and didn't start from the premise that Halderman is guilty. [More...]
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ABC News has a headline, Sex Scandal Sheds Light on David Letterman's Love Life. Why doesn't that read "Extortion Scandal Sheds Light on Letterman's Love Life?"
What did Letterman do wrong? Since when it is illegal or immoral to have sex with someone you work with, or even someone who works for you? Has our Nanny State mentality sunk to the level where it is believed that all romantic or sexual relationships in the workplace are a form of sexual harassment?
The story here is that someone who worked for the CBS network allegedly tried to extort money from Letterman and got caught on tape and taking a marked check. [More...]
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