London (ANI): The TV producer accused of trying to extort millions
from chat show host David Letterman has pleaded guilty in the
blackmail case. Robert Halderman threatened to reveal details of
Letterman"s sexual affairs with several of female co-workers unless
he was paid 2 million dollars, the BBC reported.
Letterman confessed infidelity on-air and issued a public
apology to his wife Regina Lasko on his 'Late Show with David
Letterman". He later approached authorities telling them that he
was being blackmailed to keep the information out of the public
The legal team for Halderman previously argued he was trying “to
sell rights to a screenplay inspired by Letterman"s
sexually-charged workplace". Halderman is now set to serve six
months in prison, perform 1,000 hours of community service and give
up his right to appeal against his conviction. He is due to be
formally sentenced in May.