The former television producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman over the comedian's office affairs has been freed from a New York City jail.City Department of Correction records show Robert "Joe" Halderman was released Thursday. He served four months of his six-month sentence and got time off for good behavior.The former CBS News producer admitted he demanded $2 million in hush money last fall to keep from revealing personal information about Letterman. The case spurred the "Late Show...Read Full Story
Robert "Joe" Halderman to be sentenced Tuesday.
Months before Tiger Woods and Jesse James shocked us with their sex scandals, David Letterman made an on-air confession that shocked viewers: he'd been having affairs with female Late Show staffers for years...but the boyfriend of his most prominent mistress was also blackmailing Letterman for money. Tuesday that boyfriend, former CBS producer Robert "Joe" Halderman, is likely to get jail time for his crime.Read Full Story
Robert Joel Halderman was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to blackmail David Letterman for $2 million after he found evidence of at least one affair that Letterman had with a woman on his staff. CBS has suspended Halderman, who was a producer and director for popular news program 48 Hours. David Letterman revealed Halderman's plot to blackmail him to his audience Thursday night, but did not name any names. Letterman spoke candidly as he admitted to his audience that he had...Read Full Story
AP - The former CBS television producer who tried to shake down David Letterman over the comic icon's office affairs started a six-month jail term Tuesday, closing a case that opened Letterman's behind-the-scenes behavior to public scrutiny.Read Full Story
AP – The former television producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman was freed Thursday after four months in jail for a plot that put a spotlight on the comic icon’s office affairs, city Correction Department records show.Read Full Story