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Letterman Confesses: Sex With Staff, Extortion Attempt Followed, Alleged Perp Arrested!

October 2, 2009

David Letterman made a shocking personal confession on his CBS Late Show Thursday, admitting he was the victim of a $2 million extortion attempt and that he had had sexual relations with female members of staff.

Did he say members?  How many chicks, Dave?

Three weeks ago, according to a press release from reps of the TV host to PEOPLE and other news organizations, Letterman received a package whose sender claimed to have information about alleged sexual activity between the 62-year-old star and employees of his program.

Yes, we can confirm.  That’s a plural.  Many chicks…or at least, more than one.

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Threatening to go public with the news, the individual reportedly sought $2 million from Letterman, the current late-night ratings champ told his studio audience Thursday.

“This morning, I did something I’ve never done in my life,” Letterman said as the cameras rolled. “I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury.”

In his testimony, Letterman said, he admitted to engaging in sexual relationships with staff members. “My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would.”

He added, “I feel like I need to protect these people – I need to certainly protect my family.”

Having initially contacted the Manhattan District Attorney’s special prosecution bureau, Letterman helped participate in a sting operation, eventually meeting and handing a counterfeit $2 million check to the alleged extortionist – who was arrested on Thursday.

Letterman concluded his admission by saying this was all he intended to say at this time and that he hoped to keep his job.

Letterman and longtime girlfriend (since 1986) Regina Lasko were married in March. They have one child, a son, Harry, born in 2003. Via

What next?  Is Dave gonna lose his job? I don’t think so.  With all the philandering going on among seemingly everyone in the public eye.  I doubt this will even make a dent in his armor.

Sadly, it won’t.

I’m not perfect, but gees.  He goes on stage every week night and makes jokes about other who had affairs while he was getting a little side nookie.

Makes you think who, when, where and in what position…?

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