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David Letterman Extortion

Letterman Extortionist's Next Plot: Return To TV News

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The TV producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman is a free agent. Robert "Joe" Halderman is out of jail, released for good behavior after se...

Vanity Fair David Letterman Article: Late Show Set 'Like A Cult' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A new Vanity Fair article, by Mark Seal, takes a closer look at the circumstances surrounding the alleged attempt to extort David Letterman over an af...

Stop Using America's Top 40 for Torture

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Dezenhall

Call me a socialist, but I have believed for decades that the Department of Justice should actively monitor Top 40 Hits because certain songs could lead upstanding citizens to confess to crimes that they did not commit.

University: We'll Be Careful Placing Interns At Letterman's Show

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Quinnipiac University says it will tell staff in charge of placing interns to be extra careful when sending students to the studio to work for Letterm...

David Letterman: Overblown

Tracey Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tracey Jackson

Another celebrity was caught with a girl under his desk. Who cares?

Joe Halderman's David Letterman Extortion Case Headed To Trial: New York Observer

The New York Observer | Felix Gillette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over the weekend, Dr. Bob Arnot, a friend and former colleague of Mr. Halderman, told The Observer that Mr. Halderman is currently planning to try and...

Joe Halderman Being Investigated By CBS News

The New York Observer | Felix Gillette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But, according to The Observer's sources, Mr. Keteyian and his team of producers are actively investigating the love triangle gone horribly awry betwe...

Why the Fuss Over Letterman?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alan Dershowitz

What is all the fuss about David Letterman having fessed up to some creepy sexual relations? He went to the authorities and then publicly acknowledged his misconduct and apologized.

Sexual Harassment Be Damned! Here's Why Dave Won't Drive Away Women

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bonnie Fuller

Hysterical pundits don't get it! Women are still born to be seduced by bosses!

The New Chewbacca Defense: Can Tiger Woods Rescue an Accused Extortionist From the Dark Side?

Amber Holley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Amber Holley

In an episode of South Park, Johnnie argues in court, "No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests."

Top Ten Things Dave Should Have Done Differently With Female Staffers

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Matlack

7. Refused to take the Viagra

David Letterman, Married Men and the Single Women Who Want Them

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tabby Biddle

In the aftermath of the Letterman saga, I would like to follow the topic of single women having affairs with married men. Why are women dissing other women by sleeping with their husbands.

Stephanie Birkitt Cheated On Joe Halderman With David Letterman: Report

People | Stephen M. Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

According to the newspaper, Birkitt, Letterman's former personal assistant, wrote that she continued her affair with Letterman even after moving in wi...

Letterman Type Blackmail Common in Legal System

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

So many law suits that are settled are designated confidential because they are frequently the result of blackmail and extortion, which has become an accepted and common practice in our legal system.

Remember Privacy?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tamar Abrams

It's one thing to voluntarily relinquish all pretense to one's one privacy, but totally different to spill the most intimate details of the lives of others, particularly if they aren't around to defend themselves.

What's Behind Letterman's Words?

Patti Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patti Wood

As a body language expert and media coach, I was awed by David Letterman's near perfect example of how to handle a crisis.

Joe Halderman Sought To Mask David Letterman Extortion Plot As Business Deal: Prosecutors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Post reports that David Letterman's accused extortionist was afraid the "Late Show" host might have him killed. "I'm not sure how crazy ...

Gerald Shargel, Joe Halderman's Lawyer And "Media Maestro," Discusses Press Strategy

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Letterman has his own television show, millions of fans, a fat bank account, the backing of CBS brass, and the protection of the Manhattan Distr...

Letterman's Stupid Human Trick

Todd Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Todd Greene

It was always nice to turn on the television and know David Letterman could summon out of us a few laughs, but now, for me and countless viewers, the funny is gone.

Craig Ferguson Defends Letterman In Monologue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

(JAKE COYLE, AP) NEW YORK -- Of all of those reacting to David Letterman's situation, Craig Ferguson had a unique perspective. As the host of the "La...

Sex, Lies, and Band-Aids: Why Ensign and Polanski Should Have Pulled a Letterman

Alafair Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alafair Burke

Letterman, despite whatever idiotic (or worse?) things he may have done with women on his staff, was wise enough to realize that silence isn't permanent and peace of mind can't be bought.

Letterman Had A Fling With Another Staffer: People

People | David Caplan and Michelle Tauber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A former Late Show with David Letterman staffer tells PEOPLE that the talk show host had a sexual relationship with one of the show's employees in the...

Shotgun Confessions

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Just when it looks like we've heard enough about Roman Polanski's capers, and after we finally laid Michael Jackson to rest, David Letterman has to go and open his own peculiar Pandora's box.

David Letterman's Collateral Damage

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Natalie Holder-Winfield

While we wait for more facts, it is still curious how powerful men who fall from grace morph themselves into pathetic and sympathetic creatures.

CBS Will Have To Consider Whether Letterman's Actions Constituted Sexual Harassment

New York Times | Bill Carter and Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

More seriously, they raised questions for both his company and CBS about whether his actions constituted sexual harassment or at least abuse of a powe...