Top Stories

David Letterman Admits Affair, Faced Extortion Plot

David Letterman Admits Affair, Faced Extortion Plot

David Letterman admitted on Thursday that he had sexual relations with female members of his staff and was the victim of a $2 million extortion attempt because of it.

Here’s what the 62-year-old star said on Thursday’s Late Show:

On giving a testimony: “This morning, I did something I’ve never done in my life. I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury.”

On admitting to engaging in sexual relationships with staff members: “My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would.”

On why he testified: “I feel like I need to protect these people – I need to certainly protect my family.”

With the help of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Special Prosecution Bureau, Letterman participated in a sting operation that included David handing a counterfeit $2 million check to the extortionist, who was arrested on Thursday.

Letterman married longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko in March (they’ve been dating since 1986). They have a son, Harry, who turns 6 next month.

UPDATE: Robert Halderman, a producer for CBS, has been arrested for extorting Letterman. Radar reports he lived with the woman who Letterman was involved with. The affair happened before his son was born but Letterman was living with his wife-to-be at the time.


David Letterman Admits Affair, Faced Extortion Plot
Like Just Jared on Facebook

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Britney Spears does splits in a bikini like it's no big deal - US Weekly
  • Demi Lovato's dog was actually mauled by a coyote in her backyard - TMZ
  • Madonna and Sean Penn are not getting back together - Gossip Cop
  • Check out the season five trailer for Awkward - Just Jared Jr
  • Did Blake Shelton or Miranda Lambert really cheat during their marriage? - Radar
  • A Law & Order director arrested on child pornography charges - Huffington Post
  • Michelle Williams has a new man and he's an author - Lainey Gossip
  • Derek Jeter reveals his next big move - The Hollywood Reporter
A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here