Court files: Threats 'alarmed' Letterman

AP David Letterman felt "threatened, alarmed and concerned" about the impact to his family life and careerafter a newsman tried to blackmail him by disclosing

NORWALK - AP David Letterman felt "threatened, alarmed and concerned" about the impact to his family life and careerafter a newsman tried to blackmail him by disclosing his sexualaffairs, according to court documents released Thursday.

CBS News producer Robert J. "Joe" Halderman told Letterman ina package of materials he sent that he had "a lot more" documentsto back up his threat and needed to "make a large chunk ofmoney," according to search warrant affidavits. The additionalevidence, Halderman said, included letters, e-mails and photos,authorities said.

Halderman pleaded not guilty to trying to extort $2 million fromLetterman to keep some of the comedian's sexual affairs quiet. Amessage left Thursday with Halderman's attorney was not immediatelyreturned.

According to the court documents, the package Halderman sentincluded a demand letter, a treatment for a screenplay, photos,personal correspondence and portions of a diary.

Click here to see the search warrants

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Surveillance video from a nearby store captured Terryanne 1 Video captures woman being hit by truck in Stamford
The collision happened on the 2000 block of 2 Bridgeport man struck by 2 cars
3 Connecticut Sportscast 12/5
This week's Hometown Hero is a Darien woman 4 Hometown Hero: Lisa Koorbusch
Police say they arrested 56-year-old Evaristo Castro during 5 Police find gun, drugs, cash after traffic stop in Stratford

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE