Robert Halderman, the man accused of attempting to blackmail late night talk show host David Letterman for $2 million over his sexual affairs with various staffers, is expected to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon to charges of extortion. Halderman will likely face a jail sentence of at least six months, followed by a long probation period and community service.
Former Emmy-winning CBS News producer Robert Halderman allegedly attempted to blackmail Late Show host David Letterman with threats he would expose the comedian’s affairs with female staff members on his show. Halderman demanded $2 million from Letterman for an alleged “screenplay” about theÂ late nightÂ host and his sexual liaisons with his female employees.
Letterman revealed the extortion plot and his affairs with the staffers during an episode of the Late Show. Halderman was arrested after Letterman went to police about the blackmail scheme and helped authorities to gather proof against Halderman in a sting operation.
Halderman is expected to plead guilty to charges of second-degree larceny Tuesday as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors in the case. Halderman could have faced up to 15 years in jail if he had been convicted on all charges in the case. Instead, the former 48 Hours producer will reportedly receive six months in jail and 1,000 hours of community service, followed by 4 1/2 years of probation.
One less scumbag on the streets for a while in our opinion. Although, frankly, we still think David Letterman pretty much got off easy for being a total man-slut. Too bad it’s not illegal to be an asshole. Then again, the prisons would be overflowing with just about every over-privileged, narcissistic, ‘entitled’, Hollywood male (and female) out there. Oh well.
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