Letterman extortion trial

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Letterman on Sex Scandal: I Blame Myself

Dave opens up about affair, Jay Leno to Oprah Winfrey

(Newser) - David Letterman is opening up about his sex-and-extortion scandal for the first time—and he's doing it with none other than Oprah Winfrey, with whom he had a long-running and well-known feud . He admits he has "no one to blame but myself" for the affair with a colleague... More »

Letterman to NYPD, Prosecutors: Thank You

Robert Halderman cops plea in $2M blackmail case

(Newser) - The David Letterman blackmail case ended with a guilty plea today, and the Late Night host wasted little time thanking the prosecutors and investigators who nailed Robert Halderman. "I’d never been involved in anything like this in my life, and I was concerned and full of anxiety and... More »

Letterman Blackmailer to Plead Guilty Today

Deal for Robert Halderman includes 6 months in prison

(Newser) - Accused David Letterman blackmailer Robert Halderman will have that “accused” dropped today when he pleads guilty to extorting the late night host for $2 million. According to details of the deal obtained by the New York Post , Halderman will serve 6 months in jail and 4½ years of probation,... More »

Judge Rejects 'Tiger Defense' in Letterman Case

Case involving alleged extortion is heading to trial

(Newser) - A jury should get to decide whether a TV producer's dealings with David Letterman were attempted blackmail or just hard-nosed business, a judge ruled today. Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon refused a defense request to throw out an attempted grand larceny charge against Robert "Joe" Halderman. The... More »

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