Monday, October 05, 2009

How Many Interns?

On his late night talk show Thursday, David Letterman shocked fans by revealing that someone tried to extort him over "sexual relationships" he had with female employees.
"This morning, I did something I've never done in my life," Letterman, 62, told his audience. "I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury."
Are we supposed to feel sympathy for Dave Letterman? The apology he should be asking needs to be directed at his wife.
I’ve worked at radio stations with interns on staff. The rule was “No Touch Any Interns.” It makes it a very chaotic situation when guys are banging interns right and left. It offers so many potential sexual harassment suits, for one.
Letterman was loving life, until now. How many young, beautiful interns fell for his weak rap over the years? It must have been a thrill for these college girls to sleep with the boss. Did they expect preferential behavior? Probably.
So, say it like it is. You’re scum Letterman, and you can package it any way you want—you’re still scum!
The whole affair began when Letterman said he had received a package from an individual who claimed to have information on his flings with female employees and threatened to go to the press unless Letterman handed over $2 million.
Letterman contacted the Manhattan District Attorney's office, who launched an investigation.
Investigators advised Letterman to mail a phony $2 million check to the individual, which led to the extortionist's arrest on Thursday. Police have identified Robert Halderman, 51, an Emmy Award-winning producer, as a suspect.
Asked if he had sexual relationships, "My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would," Letterman told his audience. "I feel like I need to protect these people - I need to certainly protect my family."
Protect whom David? Not nailing interns would have been the first step if he cared of “protecting” anyone but himself ?

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