David Letterman stunned his audience last night when he spent 10 minutes revealing an extortion plot against him for 2 million dollars, with the blackmailer threatening to release the details of several affairs Letterman had with girls who worked on the show. Also stunned was the girl he’s been dating since 1986. They had a son together in 2003 and they (Dave and the girl, not Dave and the son) got married last March.
CBS says the suspected blackmailer was a CBS employee who worked on the true-crime show ’48 Hours’. And apparently he wasn’t paying attention to work at all because his plan sucked and he was instantly tricked and caught. Yahoo says…
Three weeks ago, Letterman said, he got in his car early in the morning and found a package with a letter saying, “I know that you do some terrible, terrible things and that I can prove that you do some terrible things.” He acknowledged the letter contained proof.
He said it was terrifying “because there’s something insidious about (it). Is he standing down there? Is he hiding under the car? Am I going to get a tap on the shoulder?”
Letterman said he called his lawyer to set up a meeting with the man, who threatened to write a screenplay and a book about Letterman unless he was given money. There were two subsequent meetings, with the man given a phony $2 million check at the last one.
He told the audience that he had to testify before a grand jury on Thursday.
He said “the creepy stuff was that I have had sex with women who work for me on this show. My response to that is yes, I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Yes, it would, especially for the women.”
I think the moral here is that I need to get some women to work on the website. I’m mostly looking for someone who will sleep with me. Can I just put that in the ad or will it seem too needy.