Letterman made the remarks at the start of the taping of his Monday night show on CBS. They were his first public comments since last Thursday when he revealed details of an apparent extortion attempt tied to sexual relationships with his staff members. In his monologue, a rueful Mr.
By Lia Eustachewich. The legendary TV host opened up about spiraling into a depression after he was forced to admit on air that he had a series of affairs with female employees, People magazine reported. Letterman was frank about suffering through the scandal as he and writer Steve Young reviewed the monologue that would address the affairs on air.
NEW YORK CNN -- David Letterman told his audience Thursday that he is the victim of an alleged extortion attempt and admitted to having sexual relations with several members of his staff, according to a press release from his production company. David Letterman admitted to having sexual relationships with female staff members, his company says. Letterman said he went to the Manhattan District Attorney's office, which conducted an investigation, and an arrest was made earlier Thursday.
David Letterman's behavior with employees has created "a toxic environment" in the workplace, NOW says. The "Late Show With David Letterman" host admitted last week on his CBS program that he had sex with unnamed employees and had testified about those liaisons before a New York grand jury as part of an alleged extortion attempt. Letterman made a public apology Monday to his wife, Regina Lasko, who, he said, had been "horribly hurt by my behavior. Letterman married Lasko in March, and they have a 5-year-old son together.
Shop Jill Martin's Steals and Deals! During his tenure as one of the kings of late-night TV, David Letterman has long preferred asking the questions rather than being the one offering up revealing answers. But now that the end of his "Late Show" run is nigh, the host is opening up about his 33 years in the business, including scandal, his successor and whether or not "the Jimmys" drove him out of his job.
After 33 years in late night television, 6, broadcasts, nearly 20, total guest appearances, 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4, career Top Ten Lists, David Letterman says goodbye to late night television audiences. Photo by Jeffrey R. Letterman has never been particularly shy about revisiting the scandal.
In between his opening monologue and his nightly Top 10 list, the year-old comedian told his studio audience he wanted to tell them a "little story. The DA's office ascertained that the alleged blackmailer was serious, then arranged to have a fake check cut, handed it over and then arrested its recipient, whom CBS has identified as one of its employees, Robert "Joe" Halderman, 51, an Emmy-winning producer who had worked on 48 Hours. Reportedly, Halderman lived until recently with Stephanie Birkitt, Letterman's personal assistant and a sometime character on his show.
David Michael Letterman born April 12, is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer and automobile racing team owner. In total, Letterman hosted 6, episodes of Late Night and Late Show surpassing his friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American television history. Letterman is also a television and film producer.
Letterman, 62, made the confessions to the audience during a taping of " The Late Show " for broadcast Thursday night, according to a statement by Worldwide Pants Inc. He said that the package contained a letter that said, " I know that you do some terrible terrible things and I can prove that you do these terrible things The audience, most likely waiting for the punchline that never came, laughed nervously along as he went on to describe how he called his attorney and then set up a meeting with his blackmailer.
So let me tell you folks: I got my work cut out for me. The mea culpa capped an intensely tumultuous, painfully public few days for a man who has fiercely guarded his privacy for years. On Oct. A source says Birkitt had an affair with Letterman while she was living with Halderman, whom she started dating in