December 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - A TV producer has pleaded guilty to trying to shake down David Letterman over the comic's sexual affairs.
Robert "Joe" Halderman entered his guilty plea to attempted grand larceny Tuesday in a Manhattan court.
He was charged last fall with demanding $2 million to keep quiet about Letterman's love life. The case spurred the late-night TV icon to tell viewers he'd had affairs with women on his staff.
Halderman's lawyers initially said he was just offering to sell Letterman a thinly veiled screenplay about the comedian's life.
Halderman is a producer for CBS' "48 Hours Mystery."
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