Skip to comments.David Letterman reveals extortion plot; Con man wanted $2M for sex secrets
Posted on 10/01/2009 6:55:53 PM PDT by Saije
A con artist who claimed to have proof that David Letterman bedded several female staff members tried to extort $2 million from the the funnyman, he told his audience Thursday night.
The stunning admission came hours after Letterman testified before a grand jury and admitted to "sexual relationships with members of his staff."
"This morning, I did something I've never done in my life," said Letterman. "I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury."
The "Late Show" host received a package from an individual who claimed to have information on his dalliances with female employees and said he would be outed unless he came up with $2 million.
Letterman contacted the Manhattan District Attorney's office and an investigation ensued.
Investigators instructed Letterman to mail a phony $2 million check to the individual, which led to the extortionist's arrest on Thursday.
Letterman, 62, was a long time bachelor who finally married longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko in March, when he announced it on air.
"They say, 'Well, why did it take you so long to get married?' and, of course, the answer honestly is we wanted to make sure we had the prenup just right," he joked.
"I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years," he said. "I secretly felt that men who were married admired me - like I was the last of the real gunslingers."
Letterman and Lasko had dated since 1986.
In 2005, a Montana handyman pleaded guilty to plotting to abduct Letterman's son with Lasko. Kelly Frank, 43, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the scheme, which came to light when a buddy tipped off cops he was planning to abduct the toddler.
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Why would anyone want to know?
Surely this was a joke.
Letterman is a dirty pervert. Who in their right(or wrong mind) would want to have sex with David Letterman. He creeps me out
We thought he was gay.
Since the first sentence isn’t mandated by the second, I’m trying to figure out if it is one of the facts, or just a conclusion drawn by the reporter.
Creepy liberal who was hosing his staff. Pontificates on the air. Who would have thought?
This should serve as a warning to anybody:
NEVER FISH THE COMPANY POND....
Let the sexual harrassment lawsuits begin!!
Sitting on a grand jury can be some tedious stuff. Imagine getting ready for another daily bore when David Letterman walks in and starts talking about his sexual behavior. You’d be walking out of the courthouse at the end of the day reaching for your cell phone and dialing numbers at random just to tell someone, anyone, what you had heard. His comments on the show were astute public relations pre-emption, even if his original behavior wasn’t so virtuous.
In 2005, a Montana handyman pleaded guilty to plotting to abduct Letterman's son with Lasko.
Obviously, Letterman was sleeping around to get back at Lasko for plotting to run off with his son and the handyman...
Well, either that or the writer of this article is an idiot who does not know how to write a clear sentence.
Old news. His two public girlfriends Lasko and Merrill Markoe were both staffers of his.