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David Letterman's Extortionist Gets New Gig

Posted 02.28.2012 | Media

Joe Halderman, the former CBS News producer who attempted to blackmail David Letterman in 2009, has a new job. TVNewser learned that Halderman was hir...

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...

FREE FROM JAIL

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The former television producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman was freed Thursday after four months in jail for a plot that pu...

Letterman Extortionist Nominated For Emmy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The list of nominees for the News and Documentary Emmys was released on Thursday, and one name is sure to raise eyebrows: David Letterman's blackmaile...

Joe Halderman Jail Sentence: Letterman Extortionist Set To Get Six Months

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The former CBS television producer who tried to shake down David Letterman over the comic icon's office affairs started a six-month j...

Joe Halderman GUILTY Plea: Letterman Extortion Suspect Admits Plot

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A former television producer pressured by debt and riven by jealousy admitted Tuesday he tried to extract vengeance and money by shak...

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...

Joe Halderman, Letterman Extortion Suspect, Seeks Case Dismissal In New York Court

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A jury should get to decide whether a TV producer's dealings with David Letterman were attempted blackmail or just hard-nosed busines...

Joe Halderman: I Was Only Trying To Sell Letterman A Screenplay

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — David Letterman was on the receiving end of a sales pitch, not a shakedown, a defense lawyer said Tuesday as he argued that a TV prod...

Robert Joe Halderman Described As 'Swashbuckling' Newsman

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The hard-driving newsman accused of trying to blackmail David Letterman recently produced a piece on crime boss John Gotti and his fa...

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...

Joe Halderman's Lawyer, Gerald Shargel: Case 'Makes No Sense, Want To Cross-Examine Letterman' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Gerald Shargel, lawyer for Joe Halderman, the CBS News producer accused of blackmailing David Letterman over sexual indiscretions, defended his client...

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...

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...

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 ...

LettermanGate: One Week Later

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bruce Kluger

David Letterman successfully navigated his way through three explosive crises -- personal, professional and legal -- by simply telling the truth.

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...

Tabloid Frenzy Didn't 'Occur' to Letterman? Did Dave Just Move to NYC?

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

This story arrived straight out of central tabloid casting; no matter how upset or distracted Letterman was -- and no doubt he was both -- the man has too much media savvy not to know better.

Robert Joe Halderman, Letterman's Alleged Extortionist: Colleagues Describe Him As "Arrogant," "Rogue," "Womanizer"

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Stunned colleagues Friday described veteran CBS News producer Joe Halderman--who was arrested outside the network's West 57th Street offices Thursday ...

Robert Joe Halderman, David Letterman's Alleged Extortionist, Was Deep In Debt

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A CBS newsman who prosecutors said was desperate and deep in debt was charged Friday with trying to blackmail David Letterman for $2 ...

Robert Halderman: David Letterman's Alleged Extortionist

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A CBS newsman who prosecutors said was desperate and deep in debt was charged Friday with trying to blackmail David Letterman for $2 ...