Just Wait: 'Trashy' Letterman Letters Are Coming

Birkitt penned series of 'Dear Dave' letters, plus more on extortion
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2009 9:51 AM CDT
Just Wait: 'Trashy' Letterman Letters Are Coming
Robert J. Halderman appears in State Supreme Court in New York, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, for an arraignment on an attempted grand larceny charge.

(Newser) – It’s only a matter of time before Stephanie Birkitt’s “trashy” love letters to David Letterman become public. Sadly, “we’re not talking crazy sexual escapades,” a source tells the New York Daily News. “It’s her musings about them. It’s trash.” More on the Letterman fiasco:

  • Sure, the situation is unpleasant, but CBS must be happy at the ratings bump Letterman’s late-night confessionals are causing. Monday’s show saw a 36% increase in viewers over the week prior, Reuters reports.

story continues below

  • No more long confessions or apologies from the Late Show host on last night’s show, but he joked that he should get an understudy because “there are quite a variety of reasons why I might need one.”
  • The lawyer for alleged extortionist Robert Halderman says he has evidence Letterman committed sexual harassment, and will use it if the case goes to trial, the Los Angeles Times reports.
  • Paul Shaffer, Letterman’s bandleader since 1982, has a new memoir out—but when asked by Time if this brouhaha will help sales, all he said was, “I have no idea. I really don't.”
(Read more David Letterman stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.