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David Letterman's affairs (2009)( CBS / Associated Press )
On Oct. 1, 2009, David Letterman devoted a 10-minute-long "Late Show" monologue to the revelation that he had sexual relationships with female employees and that someone tried to extort $2 million from him over the affairs.
While saying that he felt "menaced" by extortion suspect Robert Joel Halderman, a former CBS producer who planned to write a screenplay about the affairs, the comic did not express any contrition for cheating on his wife, Regina Lasko, whom he dated for 23 years before their marriage in March 2009. Letterman said Haldermen sent him a note saying, "'I know that you do some terrible terrible things and I can prove that you do these terrible things'... and sure enough what was contained in the package was proof that I do terrible, terrible things."
"I have had sex with women who worked on this show," Letterman told the audience matter-of-factly. "And would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would. Especially for the women."