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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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