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
Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: John P. Filo/CBS
Posted to: David Letterman

JJ Links Around The Web

WENN
  • Jay Z says Kanye West crossed a line when talking about Beyonce - TMZ
  • The drama between Jake Paul and FaZe Banks just escalated - Just Jared Jr
  • Taylor Swift might be getting ready to release and album and fans are freaking out - TooFab
  • Aziz Ansari is holding off on making more Master of None - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Fifth Harmony got labeled as divas by an interviewer - Just Jared Jr