Judge refuses to toss out Letterman caseJanuary 20th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A New York judge has refused to toss out the David Letterman case, in which a TV producer was trying to extort money from him. The CBS producer Robert “Joe” Halderman was trying to blackmail David Letterman for $2 million. The police arrested him in October outside the CBS headquarters in New York City. He had pleaded not guilty after being charged with blackmailing Letterman for $2 million.
The producer’s lawyers tried their best to have the case dismissed, but the New York State Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon wasn’t convinced. He said that, “this is a classic example of an issue that is best left for a trial jury to decide.” The 52-year-old producer Robert Joel Halderman was indicted by a grand jury last year, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted grand larceny. Prior to being arrested he was a producer for the CBS news show ’48 Hours’.
After the extortion saga unfolded then David Letterman had also revealed on his show that Robert was blackmailing him with proof that he was sleeping around some women on the show. He revealed that the blackmailer was demanding a $2 million payout.
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