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Celebrity Blackmail
David Letterman
David Letterman
10/02/2009: Becoming embroiled in a scandal is no laughing matter for comedian David Letterman, who recently revealed to his audience details of past sexual relationships with women who work on the Late Show. The straight-faced confession came after Letterman allegedly received a package containing a letter threatening to expose his indiscretions in a screen play. The man charged with larceny in the case is 48 Hours Mystery producer Robert Joel Halderman (right,) who shares a Fairfield, CT., home with Letterman's personal assistant Stephanie Birkitt, who was involved with the talk show host before he was married, according to a spokesperson. Letterman's attorney gave Halderman a fake check for $2 million - a price decided upon after negotiations - and he was arrested at work shortly after making the deposit. Halderman, who was suspended from his job at CBS, pleaded not guilty to one charge of attempted grand larceny.
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