Skip to comments.Panic At CBS AS Suits Realize They Are On The Hook For 100s of Millions $ For Letterman The Letch
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 Lettermans actions, of course. The big worry was about the huge cost of litigation from all the victims of Lettermans 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 didnt matter whether they were from CBS outside counsel or the victims lawyers; the message was all the same. Its goona cost big time. In Lettermans pathetic attempt at humor, he had proven all the potential plaintiffs 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, Lettermans 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 Palins book is doing so very well everywhere
Cry me a river!!!
Oh........and GO SARAH!!
SHE IS VINDICATED!!
Grab a large box of tissues and then check out what's happening to our friends at SeeBS.
uhhhh....does anyone care about letterman sex life?
CBS could always exercise the “morality clause” in the Letterman contract.
OH WAIT!!!! This is CBS!!!!! What morality!!!!
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.
*makes a barrel of popcorn*
Couldn’t happen to a bigger jerk.
I would LOVE for Gap Tooth to bring down See-BS!
“The mills of justice grind slowly, . . .”
Has Letterpig been fired yet?
I wonder why not? (sarc)
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.
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...
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?
Hilarious. I hope the Barry-loving liberal CBS goes broke.
If this keeps up, maybe others will start to hesitate to make vicious jokes about Sarah.
And what a real class-act audience he has that can laugh and applaud his mea culpa./sarcasm
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...
Yes. It is causing considerable embarrassment and cost to him.
Turnabout is fair play.
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