More details are emerging:
Source: Letterman Had a Fling with Another Staffer:
“with one of his peers, a woman close to him, not an intern.”
A former Late Show with David Letterman staffer tells PEOPLE that the talk show host had a sexual relationship with one of the show’s employees in the late 1990s.
The source says the relationship occurred before Stephanie Birkitt, 34, the woman at the center of the Letterman scandal, worked on the show and involved a different female staffer.
“I’m not surprised this came out,” the former staffer tells PEOPLE of Letterman’s admission Thursday night that he had “had sex with women who work for me on this show.”
Leno on Letterman:
Bob Halderman Arrested in Letterman Sting
No, not the Watergate guy, Bob Haldeman…
This guy, Bob Halderman, a CBS producer on the show “48-Hours”
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The basic story goes like this (from the NY Times):
David Letterman Reveals Extortion Attempt
David Letterman said on his show on Thursday that he had been the victim of an extortion attempt over charges of sexual affairs with staff members, claims that he conceded were true.
Mr. Letterman said on “The Late Show,” on CBS, that he had been approached by a person who wanted $2 million not to go public with information that Mr. Letterman had been in sexual relationships with women who work on his show.
Mr. Letterman said that he had testified before a grand jury and had admitted to the relationships.
“My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would,” he said on the show. “I feel like I need to protect these people. I need to certainly protect my family.”
BUT, the plot thickens…
From TMZ: Woman in Letterman Case Lived with Suspect
One of the women at the center of the David Letterman alleged extortion case is Stephanie Birkitt, his former assistant — according to the search warrant obtained by FOX 5 New York. And, the warrant says, Birkitt was the suspect’s girlfriend and we’ve learned she was living with him until recently.
Soooo, Stephanie Birkitt, who is, if I’m not mistaken, the often seen “page” wearing an oversized Late Show varsity jacket who would come down the isle and hand Dave the envelopes with the prizes for the audience
Birkitt, Letterman’s former assistant who has made several appearances on the “Late Show,” lived with alleged blackmailer Robert “Joe” Halderman, who allegedly “was in possession of Birkitt’s diary, correspondence and photos — which he says incriminated Letterman,” according to TMZ.
Stephanie Birkitt on the Late Show:
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Here’s Dave coming clean and trying his best to make light of the situation:
It’s a bit of a sticky wicket don’t ya’ think?