The David Letterman Scandal

Apparently there are a lot of people that are seeking information about David Letterman and are digging through posts to find info about the latest and greatest on the recent Letterman sex scandal.  So this post will help to inform you and should serve you well to give you a brief synopsis so that you know what you’re talking about at the water cooler.  david-letterman-scandal

David Letterman announced on October 1 via Late Night with David Letterman that he was being extorted from for 2 million dollars by 51 year old ex-CBS news producer Robert Halderman.  Halderman accused Dave of having affairs with past staffers and supplied proof of the accusations.  Letterman admitted to the accusations on the show.    To date, only two staffers have been revealed and included Holly Hester and another named Stephanie Birkitt.  Halderman dated Birkitt, 34 and lived with her in Connecticut for 4 years.

stephanie-birkittDuring that 4 years, Halderman found a diary of Birkitt’s that revealed the details of an affair between her and Letterman.  A few weeks ago Halderman took that information and put together a package detailing all of the things he had found out about Letterman and threatened to write a screenplay and a book about the “terrible things” Letterman had done.  He put the package in the back of Letterman’s car.   In the package, Halderman demanded 2 million dollars, but did not provide any guarantee that the screenplay/book would not be written in exchange for the money.

TV Letterman ExtortionOver the period of 3 meetings with Halderman, Letterman’s attorney and law enforcement provided Halderman with a fake 2 million dollar check.  Halderman took the check to the bank to deposit it and was then arrested.  He pleaded not guilty and is currently walking free on a $200,000 bail.  His attorney says that there is much more to the story, but none of which has been revealed yet.  If convicted, Halderman could face up to 15 years in prison.

The last I spoke of David Letterman was to announce the wedding and his new marriage to his long time partner Regina Lasko on the blog post here.  Since their private wedding, this was quite a bombshell to start this new marriage.  Mrs. Letterman is obviously crushed and according to Letterman, “She has been horribly hurt by my behaviour, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it’s your responsibility, you try to fix it,” he said.

david-letterman-regina-lasko“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.”

We wish the best for David and Regina and we’re sure they’ll get through it. When you get to a certain star status like Letterman has, you certainly have to assume that there are going to be some improprieties. Especially since he was a single, famous, rich man which some deemed the King of New York.

Some will argue that he wasn’t married when the “terrible things” happened so it’s not an affair and others will say that he was with Regina for years when it occurred, so it most definitely was.  What do you say?

Watch Dave’s confesson here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVC3HohP8o4

David Letterman Officially Gets Married

If you’re looking for details about the sex scandal, that’s here. The post below is not about that.

david-letterman-regina-laskoAfter over 23 years of being with the same woman, David Letterman has finally hitched the wagon with Regina Lasko, the mother of his son Harry, born in 2003.  The couple started dating in 1986 and Letterman joked, “Well, things are going pretty good, let’s just see what happens in about ten years.”  A bachelor for most of his life, he finally decided that it was time.

But there was no need for wedding planning as the couple head to the Teton County Courthouse in Choteau, Montana and sealed the deal on Thursday at 3 PM on March 19, 2009.  David pondered, “I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years, and I – honestly, whether this happened or not – I secretly felt that men who were married admired me…like I was the last of the real gunslingers, you know what I’m saying?”.