Robert “Joe” Halderman, the man currently serving a six-month sentence for trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman, was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy this afternoon. He was one of the four producers who worked on the 48 Hours segment “American Girl, Italian Nightmare,” which concerns the Amanda Knox trial. The segment Read More
Robert Joel “Joe” Halderman, the would-be blackmailer of many names and few criminal wiles, began his jail sentence today. He received six months for attempting to extort $2 million from David Letterman.
Halderman had defended himself by claiming that he was just trying to sell Letterman the rights to a compelling story Read More
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”: 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 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
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
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