does a late-night talk show host do to top guest appearances by President Obama
on one night, Bill Clinton the next night, and Madonna
the following week? Well, if you’re David Letterman, you go on air and admit to having sex with your employees. The confession came last night when Letterman announced he’d been the victim of a $2 million extortion plot to expose sexual relations he’s had with female staffers. He first learned of the plot three weeks ago when he found a package in the backseat of his car one morning on his way to work. The package included “proof” of “terrible things” Letterman has done and a blackmail letter explaining a plan to write a screenplay about Letterman and his affairs unless he forks over $2 million. Letterman called the cops, they caught the guy with a fake check, and Dave testified this week in before a grand jury. His response to the claim that he’s banged female staffers? “My response to that is, yes I have. I have had sex with women who work on this show. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would, perhaps it would. Especially for the women.” He then says he wants to protect these people, his family, and hopefully his job. It’s just a hunch here, but I’d say his job is pretty safe. Clip above.