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How Many Interns Did Letterman Screw?

by Ed Attanasio (writer), San Frickin' Frisco, Baby!, October 05, 2009


S-C-U-M is scum any way he tries to spin it.

On his late night talk show Thursday, David Letterman shocked fans by revealing that someone tried to extort him over "sexual relationships" he had with female employees.

"This morning, I did something I've never done in my life," Letterman, 62, told his audience. "I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury."

Are we supposed to feel sympathy for Dave Letterman? The apology he should be asking needs to be directed at his wife.

I’ve worked at radio stations with interns on staff. The rule was “No Touch Any Interns.” It makes it a very chaotic situation when guys are banging interns right and left. It offers so many potential sexual harassment suits, for one.

Letterman was loving life, until now. How many young, beautiful interns fell for his weak rap over the years? It must have been a thrill for these college girls to sleep with the boss. Did they expect preferential behavior? Probably.

So, say it like it is. You’re scum Letterman, and you can package it any way you want—you’re still scum!

The whole affair began when Letterman said he had received a package from an individual who claimed to have information on his flings with female employees and threatened to go to the press unless Letterman handed over $2 million.

Letterman contacted the Manhattan District Attorney's office, who launched an investigation.

Investigators advised Letterman to mail a phony $2 million check to the individual, which led to the extortionist's arrest on Thursday. Police have identified Robert Halderman, 51, an Emmy Award-winning producer, as a suspect.

Asked if he had sexual relationships, "My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would," Letterman told his audience. "I feel like I need to protect these people - I need to certainly protect my family."

Protect whom David? Not nailing interns would have been the first step if he cared about “protecting” anyone but himself ?

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By wolviela on October 06, 2009 at 12:48 am

Hey Ed, did you work for LIVE 105  like me?? And yes I'm sure the rules of no touchy touchy were still in place when I interned there... but I digress,

Like most, I thought this was just another tabloid scam. However, not to worry Letterman was never on my top ten list anyhow. And I certainly never put him on a pedestal as with any celebrity. Celebrity or not, he his a man, rather a human being, and temptations are all around us. He just chose not to resist them and thought because of his status would never get caught with his pants down. (yes, pun is intended). 

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By Lady D on October 06, 2009 at 05:14 pm

At least he is more honest than our politicians. Sort of.

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By Lady D on October 07, 2009 at 10:54 am

Our politicians don't even come clean when they are being blackmailed. Sheesh.

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By Theresa H Hall on November 06, 2009 at 01:20 am

I find David Letterman entertaining and for years I didn't much care for him, nor did I watch his show often. A few years ago, I found myself tuning in to his show and watching it because he would offer good choices of featured guests and i started getting his mirth and understanding his deliveries and sense of timing. 

I have always thought that peoples private lives should be kept private. That he was outed by someone who was apparently blackmailing him, I thought quite unfair. He made a clearheaded decision to come forward, tell the basic facts to his viewers because he refused to be a victim of cowardly persons who thought they would bring this giant of a nighttime talk show host to his knees. Boy, were they wrong.

We are free citizens and in that we should be allowed to live our private lives the way we choose. This matter is unfortunate for him, his wife and his young son. But had this blackmail attempt never happened, none of us would have ever known about his indiscretions. Frankly, it is none of our business. 

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By Theresa H Hall on November 19, 2009 at 12:47 am

I do not condone infidelity nor airing others dirty laundry in public. It just seems that nowadays many people feel entitled to know and or to comment on other people's personal failings. And, yes, I believe he really hurt his wife. It is still between them. Their private catastrophe. Their painful personal lives.

I would ask that even should we not agree, that you needn't write a response with caps and bold lettering. I was not intending to have you become angry with me for voicing my opinion. I was commenting, not chastising. If you took my words in that light, then I will of course apologize.

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