David Letterman shocked his audience and our tabloid hearts last night when he announced that he had been the victim of a sex-tortion plot. Joe Halderman, the now in-custody 48 Hours producer, briefly lived with Letterman's former assistant, Stephanie Birkitt, a long-time and current CBS employee. It's been reported that Halderman had come across her diary detailing an affair with the Late Show host and decided to try to turn her confessions into a quick payday. My response to that is 'Yes, I have. The media has outed at least one woman, Birkitt, a year-old petite blond.
David Letterman Reveals Extortion Plot and Confesses to Sex With Staffers
David Letterman Extortion Details, Admits Sex With Staffers - ABC News
Hit by damaging new revelations about his affair, the embattled Late-Night host tries to save his reputation—and the life he built with his wife, Regina. It was something of a Late Show tradition. Bob Arnot: a series of diary-like letters on loose sheets of paper that Birkitt, 34, had written to herself describing her ongoing affair with her famous boss. Halderman, 52, planned to break up with Birkitt but relented when she promised him she would end the affair. On Oct. I am quite sure David loves Regina after all these years.
Birkitt was born in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Her mother is an assistant principal and her father is a dentist. She graduated from Yeshiva University 's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in June with a juris doctor. After graduation she worked briefly as an associate producer at 48 Hours on segments for correspondent Erin Moriarty.
Holly Hester, an intern on Letterman's Late Show on CBS in the early s, told the website TMZ that she had a year-long affair with the year-old presenter before he ended it on the grounds that their age difference was "too great". He was hilarious," she said. Stephanie Birkett, 32, has also been identified as a Late Show staff member who had a sexual relationship with its star, one of the most famous faces on American television. Mr Halderman, a year-old CBS News producer, has denied a charge of attempted grand larceny relating to the alleged extortion attempt. David Letterman's wife 'horribly hurt' by revelation on Late Show of sexual affairs.