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David Letterman reveals extortion plot; Con artist wanted $2M for 'Late Show' host's sex secrets
New York Daily News ^ | October 1st 2009, | Samuel Goldsmith

Posted on 10/01/2009 6:56:09 PM PDT by tlb

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.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: blackmail; cheat; extortion; letterman; napl; nowmia; sex; sexualharassment; workplace
Top Ten favorite Late Night staff positions
1 posted on 10/01/2009 6:56:11 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Gee, I always thought he was such a nice, sweet guy....


2 posted on 10/01/2009 6:58:46 PM PDT by Hurricane Andrew (History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.)
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To: tlb

and admitted to “sexual relationships with members of his staff.”
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He had bubba om his show last week. Think he got pointers?


3 posted on 10/01/2009 6:59:24 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: Hurricane Andrew

Probably with Biff Henderson and Paul Schafer.


4 posted on 10/01/2009 7:00:34 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: tlb

David letterman, degenerate, pervert, child abuser, liar, and world class a hole.


5 posted on 10/01/2009 7:01:09 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: tlb

Maybe we should come up with our own Top Ten Best Reasons not to Watch the Letterman Show.


6 posted on 10/01/2009 7:01:52 PM PDT by kempster
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To: tlb

Fancy that a very queer guy that likes women..


7 posted on 10/01/2009 7:01:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: tlb

I’m shocked, I tell you!


8 posted on 10/01/2009 7:02:02 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ('They're drinking the juice.'~ Barack H. Obama)
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To: tlb
LOL, how humiliating!

Hilariously funny...love it...can't wait to find out who...his wife must be sooooo embarrassed and mad.....very cool, can't have happened to a better guy!

9 posted on 10/01/2009 7:02:29 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( Reagan said, "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.")
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To: tlb

so THAT is why rape jokes are funny, huh....


10 posted on 10/01/2009 7:03:35 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: tlb

11 posted on 10/01/2009 7:05:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: tlb
Investigators instructed Letterman to mail a phony $2 million check

What kind of an idiot takes a check in a situation like this?

12 posted on 10/01/2009 7:05:55 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: tlb

He made lots of fun of Sarah Palin’s appearance, and I always suspected that it was because he had been turned down flat by lots of beautiful women and resented them. Looks like he had to pressure subordinates to fulfill his fantasies.

That said, I suspect the “staff member” was Larry ‘Bud’ Melman, who used to be on the NBC version of his show (back when Dave was actually kind of funny).


13 posted on 10/01/2009 7:05:59 PM PDT by LostInBayport (The magnetic strip on the back of the Race Card is worn out from overuse.)
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To: gaijin

14 posted on 10/01/2009 7:06:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: tlb

Gee, a liberal show business celebrity with the morals of a rutting yak. Whooda thunk ...


15 posted on 10/01/2009 7:07:01 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: tlb
Whew..were they as beautiful as his wife?

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16 posted on 10/01/2009 7:07:32 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: tlb

funniest thing ever from Dave Liberalman...


17 posted on 10/01/2009 7:07:46 PM PDT by databoss (Keep The Change....)
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To: tlb

He’s been obsessed with Sarah Palin. He’s just a dirty old man.


18 posted on 10/01/2009 7:07:53 PM PDT by DorisCCC
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To: tlb
He dresses up like Ellen Tigh and (beep-beeps) with a man wearing an eyepatch.
19 posted on 10/01/2009 7:08:36 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: tlb

I have seen Letterman’s wife and I have to say I cannot blame him.


20 posted on 10/01/2009 7:08:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: tlb

Sexual harassment law states that a sexual relationship with a staffer is more or less by definition harassment of those staffers you aren’t having a relationship with.

Which, along with many other aspects of the law, got obscured in the whole Bill/Monica thing.

Maybe somebody will sue Dave into the ground. We can hope.


21 posted on 10/01/2009 7:09:39 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: tlb
"sexual relationships with members of his staff."

syn. sexual harassment

22 posted on 10/01/2009 7:09:53 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: tlb; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
I think I'd pay that much NOT to hear about that gap-toothed hack's sad little dalliances.


23 posted on 10/01/2009 7:14:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: tlb

Bad headline....

How come they called the guy a ‘Con Artist’ if it’s true?

I always thought Con Artists worked in untruths, lies and forgeries....


24 posted on 10/01/2009 7:15:17 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Life, Liberty and the Department of Happiness)
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To: tlb


Sarah just heard about Dave!
25 posted on 10/01/2009 7:15:59 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( Reagan said, "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.")
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To: tlb

Or, in the immortal words of the Duke of Wellington, “Publish and be damned!”


26 posted on 10/01/2009 7:19:51 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: tlb
Whoopie would say..."It wasn't really sex sex".

sw

27 posted on 10/01/2009 7:20:37 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: tlb
Hey Dave, you like apples?

Sarah Palin is going to make more with her book than you will pay in extortion....

How do you like dem apples...

28 posted on 10/01/2009 7:24:40 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: libertarian27

You’re right. This was simple blackmail. No “con” involved.


29 posted on 10/01/2009 7:27:22 PM PDT by TChad
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To: roses of sharon
Excellent! Excellent!! Excellent!!!
30 posted on 10/01/2009 7:37:36 PM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: Venturer

I’m sure you don’t really mean that. His wife is fully as attractive as he is and may be a nice woman tho I question her taste.


31 posted on 10/01/2009 7:40:33 PM PDT by altura
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To: tlb
Top Ten favorite Late Night staff positions

Missionary.
Cowgirl.
Doggie....

Well, at least we know why he admires Clinton so much. He, too, boinks those working for him.

32 posted on 10/01/2009 7:59:28 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (What's the difference between Obama and Hitler? Hitler wrote his own book.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I couldn’t agree more!


33 posted on 10/01/2009 8:44:27 PM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: tlb
Top Ten favorite Late Night staff positions

10 Missionary...to Borneo on the next flight out!
9 That's a sex position? I thought it was an ear ache cure!
8 You want me do what with your which?
7 XXX!
6 Is that even possible?
5 No way! My sister spent six months in traction from trying it that way!
4 uh, are you SURE that is in the Kama Sutra?
3 Sorry; I forgot to bring my knee pads
2 Err, Dave, could I interest you in a sheep, instead?

...and the number 1 favorite Late Night staff position is:

Safe sex: locked in the vault...ALONE.

34 posted on 10/01/2009 9:59:49 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (If God didn't want a One Worlder hanging from every tree, He wouldn't have created rope)
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". . . I can prove that you do those terrible things.' "And sure enough, there was some stuff in the pages that proved I did those terrible things," he said."

Whoa, I hope this goes to trial and this evidence comes out!

35 posted on 10/02/2009 12:37:04 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: tlb

Isn’t he tainting a potential jury pool by talking about this?


36 posted on 10/02/2009 12:57:16 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: tlb
Dave may have been wiser to just pay the $2 million. If this thing goes to trial there could be some kinky, quirky, goofy testimony and evidence brought forth with camera crews catching every embarrassing minute. But they say there's no such thing as bad publicity.
37 posted on 10/02/2009 12:57:43 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: altura

His wife is truly unattractive, but then so is he, so I see yuor point. However he isnt going to turn down an attractive woman drawn to his wealth and celebrity.


38 posted on 10/02/2009 2:13:12 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Slings and Arrows
Well, seeing how the perp is an Emmy Award-winning producer, it surely isn't really a crime-crime.

Or maybe it is, since it was committed against another "artist".

Oh, now I'm just confused! Where's Whoppee?
39 posted on 10/02/2009 3:54:51 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: tlb

“Letterman to mail a phony $2 million check to the individual”

WHAT?

In addtion to sleeping with staff, he’s now passing BAD CHECKS?


40 posted on 10/02/2009 4:05:23 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Venturer
However he isnt going to turn down an attractive woman drawn to his wealth and celebrity.

Huh? I thought the women in question were 'staff members'. IOW's, women who were dependent on Letterman for their jobs. So far, the evidence does not support assuming that these were attractive women drawn to his wealth and celebrity.

We pretty much know that Letterman is petty & vindictive so there's an equally good chance that the conquests in question were yielding in order to avoid getting pink slipped.

41 posted on 10/02/2009 5:00:05 AM PDT by elli1
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To: StarCMC; Slings and Arrows

Goodness gracious! You both have 2mega$ to throw around? I admire you both and aspire to be like you.


42 posted on 10/02/2009 6:30:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: tlb

Late Late Night on the casting couch.


43 posted on 10/02/2009 8:32:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: tlb

I thought NOW nags didn’t like bosses sleeping with the staff even if it was consensual. So much has changed since the error of Clinton.


44 posted on 10/02/2009 8:33:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

When does France make the perp an honorary citizen?


45 posted on 10/02/2009 9:01:24 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: TheOldLady
I'm just a humanitarian.

[It's a COOKBOOK!]

46 posted on 10/02/2009 9:03:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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