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Panic At CBS AS Suits Realize They Are On The Hook For 100s of Millions $ For Letterman The Letch
Friends and fiends at network in NY | MB26

Posted on 10/03/2009 7:53:29 AM PDT by MindBender26

There is panic at Black Rock

Last evening, at an executive-level party attended by some of the Senior Suits from CBS, (and others,) Letterman was the ONLY topic of conversation. There was clearly panic in the air. And old friend/fiend who was there said it was more delicious than the cold Hors’ Dourves and watered down Scotch.

There was no concern for the moral implications of Letterman’s actions, of course. The big worry was about the huge cost of litigation from all the victims of Letterman’s slippery zipper.

When the news of the trouble was first announced, there was about an hour of relief that “Dave” had dodged the bullet and the show/network was safe.

Then the calls from the lawyers started. It didn’t matter whether they were from CBS outside counsel or the victims lawyers; the message was all the same. “It’s goona cost big time.” In Letterman’s pathetic attempt at humor, he had proven all the potential plaintiff’s cases, and turned millions of potential jurors against him.

At first CBS itself thought they were protected by two elements. His staff may actually work for World Wide Pants, Inc, Letterman’s separate, private production company. Sorry, but that will only slow the lawyers down for about 30 minutes. CBS provided the working environment, venue, etc.

CBS IS on the hook for any damages.

Secondly, many liability policies specifically exclude or limit coverage for sexual harassment. No one was willing to talk about that end of it…. but those that knew were not happy.

Bottom line, when all said and done, depending on how many women (and possible men) were involved/victims, CBS will probably write checks in the $100,000,000 range. They cannot afford to let this go to public trial... and therefore any settlement will be for "telephone numbers... with area codes!"

Serves them right!

And Sarah Palin’s book is doing so very well everywhere…..


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cbs; karma; letterman
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1 posted on 10/03/2009 7:53:29 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

Cry me a river!!!


2 posted on 10/03/2009 7:55:45 AM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: diamond6

Oh........and GO SARAH!!

SHE IS VINDICATED!!


3 posted on 10/03/2009 7:56:26 AM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: abb
Abb, old buddy ...

Grab a large box of tissues and then check out what's happening to our friends at SeeBS.

/Zak

4 posted on 10/03/2009 7:57:21 AM PDT by Zakeet (Central Park Zoo vs. White House -- one has African Lion -- other has lying African)
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To: MindBender26

uhhhh....does anyone care about letterman sex life?


5 posted on 10/03/2009 7:58:39 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: MindBender26

CBS could always exercise the “morality clause” in the Letterman contract.

OH WAIT!!!! This is CBS!!!!! What morality!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


6 posted on 10/03/2009 7:58:49 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: MindBender26

No sympathy for Letterman from me. No sympathy from CBS either.

But, if I were on the jury, CBS and Letterman would both be safe. Assuming the sex was consensual and not forced under threat of dismissal, each gold-digger would get about a dime, plus another $100.00 out of sympathy for having done Letterman.


7 posted on 10/03/2009 7:59:06 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: MindBender26

*makes a barrel of popcorn*

Couldn’t happen to a bigger jerk.


8 posted on 10/03/2009 7:59:38 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: MindBender26
Gawd, can you imagine the financial sinkhole this will become for CBS? Not only with the potential US$100,000,000 settlement, but possibly loss of advertisers, which will REALLY hurt the network?
9 posted on 10/03/2009 8:00:07 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: MindBender26

I would LOVE for Gap Tooth to bring down See-BS!


10 posted on 10/03/2009 8:00:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: diamond6

“The mills of justice grind slowly, . . .”


11 posted on 10/03/2009 8:00:47 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: catbertz

Has Letterpig been fired yet?
I wonder why not? (sarc)


12 posted on 10/03/2009 8:00:59 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: MindBender26

Gotta love Karma~! He deserves a big ole can of whoop a** karma. LMAO ever since the news of this broke.

Go Sarah~!!!! Thrilled her book shot to #1 in such an amazing short amount of time, what a few hours. Love it.


13 posted on 10/03/2009 8:01:17 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (ACORN is going down, down, down~!!!! Finally~!!!!)
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To: Ann Archy

Hey, maybe there will be a gov’t bailout for this network loser - oh yeah! They are ALREADY OWNED by the dems! Silly me - what can I have been thinking...


14 posted on 10/03/2009 8:02:35 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: MindBender26

Sexual harassment liability for CBS? Yes, indeed - let the lawsuits commence.

But what about liability for the young women who just couldn’t do without a high-value sperm injection from an alpha male? Do they bear any responsibility for their simian behavior? Shall we remain silent on this?


15 posted on 10/03/2009 8:02:35 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: MindBender26

Hilarious. I hope the Barry-loving liberal CBS goes broke.


16 posted on 10/03/2009 8:03:04 AM PDT by cranked
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To: MindBender26

If this keeps up, maybe others will start to hesitate to make vicious jokes about Sarah.


17 posted on 10/03/2009 8:03:04 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy’s America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: MindBender26
Perhaps Letterman can get with A-Rod and go prowl the local high schools for hot dates.

And what a real class-act audience he has that can laugh and applaud his mea culpa./sarcasm

18 posted on 10/03/2009 8:03:19 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: diamond6
“Oh........and GO SARAH!! SHE IS VINDICATED!!”

Yes she is and Letterman's revelation should shut him up for awhile - if he's smart - big if. However, Palin should take the high ground when questioned about this - perhaps expressing her sympathy for the women and their families who were exploited by Letterman - something to that affect. I think this approach would get her much more mileage than hammering the snot out of him, however much he deserves it. My two bits...

19 posted on 10/03/2009 8:03:45 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: dalebert

Yes. It is causing considerable embarrassment and cost to him.

Turnabout is fair play.


20 posted on 10/03/2009 8:03:54 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: MindBender26

Was anyone at all concerned about the award-winning blackmailer? Will more dirt be coming out about him? Was he slanting or spiking stories for cash? What all has he worked on over the years, besides 48 Hours?


21 posted on 10/03/2009 8:04:03 AM PDT by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: MindBender26

Richard Simmons another of David’s friends has just struck the Lottery!

Maybe He can buy another pair of sexy shorts for David to ogle over on TV.


22 posted on 10/03/2009 8:04:22 AM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: MindBender26
CBS will probably write checks in the $100,000,000 range

Oh gee, what a shame.

*snicker*

Thanks for the info.

23 posted on 10/03/2009 8:04:40 AM PDT by IoCaster ("No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity. " - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dalebert

Not me, but I’d sure like to know what can be found about the blackmailing producer, and how many other stories he’s spiked or slanted for cash.


24 posted on 10/03/2009 8:04:59 AM PDT by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: MindBender26

Don’t know if this gets them off the hook or not but yesterday I read that Letterman owns his show (Wide Pants corporation)and so is not a CBS employee but a contractor or vendor.

This is the reason they were saying Letterman was not in violation of their employment code.


25 posted on 10/03/2009 8:05:00 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: MindBender26

This is too funny! CBS/Letterman taking the hit will be something to relish!


26 posted on 10/03/2009 8:05:17 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: Larry Lucido

Agree!!! What victims????!!??? Most likely these women were seeking some advantage in sleeping with him... or wanted the ego lift from being involved with a celebrity. Not one penny for them. CBS should be the one suing letterman if the ratings dive.


27 posted on 10/03/2009 8:05:18 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: MindBender26

Great stuff.


28 posted on 10/03/2009 8:05:41 AM PDT by Radix (Obama represents CHAINS for posterity.)
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To: MindBender26

Two days in a row of great news.

CBS & Letterman...they deserve each other


29 posted on 10/03/2009 8:06:26 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: dalebert

More than a few law firms do, apparently.


30 posted on 10/03/2009 8:06:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Let's Roll

Sorry, should have realized that lawyers would not find Letterman’s non employee status more than a minor speed bump.


31 posted on 10/03/2009 8:07:02 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Larry Lucido
No sympathy... But, if I were on the jury, CBS and Letterman would both be safe.

That's the way I see it too. Embarrassment galore.. that's life, and up to the public. But, consensual sex (if that's what it was without pressure) shouldn't carry a rag-to-riches time bomb with it.

32 posted on 10/03/2009 8:07:19 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: catbertz





33 posted on 10/03/2009 8:07:23 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MindBender26

Richard Simmons another of David’s friends has just struck the Lottery!

Maybe He can buy another pair of sexy shorts for David to ogle over on TV.


34 posted on 10/03/2009 8:07:42 AM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: catbertz

Hmm Governor Palin has the money to back her self up now after the Democrats’ Saul Alinsky tactics used on her to put her so far in debt, she couldn’t fight back. Now we realize those same Saul Alinsky tactics were used on the former President for years. And anyone else who dare dissent from the progressives point of view...and most of us, like Joe the plumber, Carrie Prejean, and everyday joe’s you and me.....don’t have the money to back ourselves, and they know it.
What is really sad, Letterman has had the mind of our young for decades......twisting their mind to what is right and what is wrong. That will take some healing. They are so warped, that when they hear of sexual abuse, and sexual promiscuousness, they clap and cheer....


35 posted on 10/03/2009 8:07:50 AM PDT by Freddd
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To: MindBender26; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...

Schadenfreude anyone?


36 posted on 10/03/2009 8:08:00 AM PDT by narses ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.")
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To: QBFimi

Just what I was wondering, QB.


37 posted on 10/03/2009 8:08:05 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: MindBender26

Schadenfreude.
Just feels so good!


38 posted on 10/03/2009 8:08:09 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: MindBender26

Interesting that an attorney friend of mine has already been retained by a certain party. He/She won’t divulge details.


39 posted on 10/03/2009 8:08:13 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (This country elected an empty suit, an absolute economic illiterate!!!)
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To: MindBender26
Beautiful.... just desserts for being in the bag for Obama and OH! yeah!..
THE TRIAL LAWYERS...

40 posted on 10/03/2009 8:08:20 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: dalebert

Only the plaintiffs and their lawyers.


41 posted on 10/03/2009 8:08:49 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Larry Lucido
Assuming the sex was consensual and not forced under threat of dismissal

Every demand from one's employer carries with it an implied threat of discipline, dismissal, loss of future opportunity.

42 posted on 10/03/2009 8:09:43 AM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: jimbo123
"But will CBS exercise it and terminate their deal with the pervert and his production company?"

If the analysis of this article is accurate, CBS might consider severing its contract with Letterman in the hopes of saving tens of millions of dollars. But who knows these days? We do know that a lot of lawyers will get some big paydays soon.

43 posted on 10/03/2009 8:10:22 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: MindBender26
World Wide Pants, silly and now a creepy name of a company owned by a Slippery Zipper.

I never liked Letterman, he always creeped me out and his juvenile sense of humor seldom made me laugh.

44 posted on 10/03/2009 8:10:55 AM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: MindBender26
And yet Katie Couric's still there.
45 posted on 10/03/2009 8:11:14 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Larry Lucido

I’m where you are. No sympathy for anyone involved, not Letterman, not CBS, not the women.


46 posted on 10/03/2009 8:11:51 AM PDT by EDINVA (Obama CAN'T see the Olympics from his back porch !)
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To: Enterprise
I don't see settlements of 100s of millions. Let's say there were 4 women and they each got cheks of 5 mill. Wouldn't that end it?

CBS won't cancel, for now. His ratings are up and Conan is killing the Tonight Show.

I would like CBS to dump him and have a different host each week.

47 posted on 10/03/2009 8:12:26 AM PDT by nufsed
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Schadenfreude.
Just feels so good!


48 posted on 10/03/2009 8:13:01 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: MindBender26


and folks, please remember ... no wagering.
49 posted on 10/03/2009 8:13:07 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: All

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Can’t stand the old pervert.
I read that he is a frequent visitor of NY call girls, also.

I happened to be channel surfing one night (I don’t watch him on a regular basis) and stopped for the ‘stupid pet tricks’. He kept sticking his arrogant, ugly mug into the face of a small dog and repeating over and over in a falseto voice, ‘Hello doggie’ until the dog bit him on the nose. Showed up the next night (couldn’t resist tuning in the next night) with a hugh bandage on his nose- even had to have some stitches. Priceless. Serves him right.
He is an unfunny sob who refuses to let his guests talk, constantly butting in trying to be funny and and is often insulting.

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50 posted on 10/03/2009 8:13:36 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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