Accused Letterman blackmailer Joe Halderman has failed in an attempt to get his case thrown out of court.
Mr. Halderman’s lawyer, Gerald Shargel, had argued that his client legitimately wanted to write a screenplay about the comedian’s personal life, and to offer Mr. Letterman first dibs on the rights. In other words, his behavior was Read More
Letterman blackmail suspect Joe Halderman was in court today, and as Felix Gillette reported, he had no interest in plea bargaining.
In fact, he’s asking the judge to dismiss the extortion case altogether, says TMZ. Halderman’s lawyer calls what occurred between his client and the comedian “a purely commercial transaction”: Halderman Read More
David Letterman’s accused extorter, Joe Halderman, is due in court tomorrow morning, and Felix Gillette reports that he’s expected to take the case to trial–so said Dr. Bob Arnot, “a friend and former colleague of Mr. Halderman,” over the weekend. Likewise, last week Halderman’s lawyer told Newsday that “there’s Read More
Joe Halderman, the CBS News producer accused of attempting to extort $2 million from CBS Late Show star David Letterman, will be headed to a Manhattan court on Tuesday morning for the first hearing in the criminal case against him.
Will Mr. Halderman, as it is widely assumed, try and reach a hasty Read More
Over the past year, Armen Keteyian, the chief investigative correspondent for CBS News, has reported on cyber-thieves in New Jersey, murder-for-hire plots in Wisconsin and teenage bomb-makers in Atlanta. But these days, Mr. Keteyian is hard at work on a story much closer to home—namely, alleged blackmail plots within his own newsroom.
On Oct.3, Read More
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David Letterman’s scandal on YouTube — Letterman’s love triangle
has been playing out online this past week, with old footage of Stephanie Read More
You can’t be victimized by criminals, explained David Letterman on the Late Show Monday night. You have to push back.
Outside the fortified walls of the Ed Sullivan Theater, a full moon hung in the sky. Mr. Letterman must have been tired. For the past several weeks, not only had he been pushing back, Read More
Monday: The Late Show With David Letterman
All eyes will be on the big guy tonight, the first show since Dave Letterman’s announcement last Thursday sent the world into a weird whipped up frenzy (Friday night’s show, with Larry David, was taped before the scandal broke). Call us crazy, but Read More
As the dust settles, Felix Gilette tries to figure out Robert Halderman, the man behind the blackmail:
Friends and colleagues described Mr. Halderman as a sharp-witted guy who was always up for having fun. “Joe’s a friendly, boisterous, slap-you-on-the-back kind of guy,” said another former colleague. “Sort of a Vince Vaughn type, but Read More
What would you think if you found out one morning that your golfing buddy was trying to shake down David Letterman?
That’s the surreal position that a number of CBS News employees found themselves in earlier today, following the stunning cascade of events that began Thursday night when the host of Late Night Read More