Alleged Letterman Blackmailer Thought Dave Might Kill Him
David Letterman’s accused extortionist was worried that the talk show host might burn down his house or do worse.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
Robert Joel Halderman, the CBS producer who is accused of trying to extort and blackmail David Letterman, was so paranoid that he believed Letterman might get him fired, burn down his house, or even kill him, the New York Post reports.
According to excerpts released today by Manhattan prosecutors, Halderman told Letterman’s lawyer, who had been secretly wired by the District Attorney’s office, that he would be keeping copies of emails and other evidence he had linking Letterman to several female staffers just in case anything should go wrong.
“I’m worried about someone calling [CBS CEO] Les Moonves, and saying you know, there’s a producer at 48 Hours who should be fired,” Halderman confessed.
“I’m an employee in good standing, but should I be fired, mysteriously … If my house burns down … Any number of things that, I don’t know this person, I’ve never met this person, I have no idea who or what he is or is capable of,” he added about Letterman. (NY Post)