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David Letterman’s Dalliances Are Not A Feminist Issue

One of the country’s largest feminist groups, National Organization for Women, has weighed in on the revelations that “Late Show” host David Letterman slept with several of his interns and assistants. In a statement released on Tuesday, NOW said:

“The latest Letterman controversy sheds new light on the widespread objectification of women in the workplace. Most women can attest to the fact that many workplaces are plagued with inappropriate behavior by men in power. As ‘the boss,’ he is responsible for setting the tone for his entire workplace — and he did that with sex. In any work environment, this places all employees — including employees who happen to be women — in an awkward, confusing and demoralizing situation. The National Organization for Women calls on CBS to recognize that Letterman’s behavior creates a toxic environment and to take action immediately to rectify this situation. With just two women on CBS’ board of directors, we’re not holding our breath.”

Usually, I agree with NOW’s pro-women’s rights stance on lots of subjects — for what it’s worth, I was president of the NOW chapter at my college. But I only have one thing to say about the stink they’re making about Letterman’s employee-diddling:

Bitch, please. Keep reading »

Stephanie Birkitt And Robert Joe Halderman: David Letterman’s Alleged Extortioners

Last night, David Letterman nipped an extortion plot in the bud and told his audience that some mysterious person was demanding $2 million to keep quiet evidence that he’d slept with women on his staff. What is it about David Letterman that attracts the crazies? First there was that plot to kidnap his son, then Joaquin Phoenix, and now this? Finally, we’re getting the details on who did the extorting. The main suspect is apparently Robert “Joe” Halderman, a “48 Hours” producer who’s been nominated for an Emmy. He was arrested and his job has been suspended. [Huffington Post]

But how did he know that Letterman had dallied with women on his staff? Because … one of the women is his ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Birkitt. Birkitt interned at the “Late Show” in 1996 and later became Dave’s assistant. She appeared on the show multiple times, covering the Winter Olympics, interviewing “Survivor” cast-offs, and playing the character Vicki. Apparently, she and Letterman started doing the horizontal polka, though their affair supposedly ended before Letterman had a baby with his long-term girlfriend in 2003. Halderman either found out or was shown Birkitt’s diary entries, letters, and photos of Birkitt’s that proved she was banging Letterman. Keep reading »

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