David Letterman dropped a bombshell at Thursday’s taping: He said he had had sexual relations with female staff members, which resulted in an attempted $2 million extortion in exchange for keeping the relationships quiet, the Associated Press reports.
Letterman said he referred the monetary demand to the Manhattan district attorney’s office and that an unnamed person was arrested, after he issued a fake $2 million check.
The network said the person who was arrested is an employee of CBS’ "48 Hours" and has been suspended. A person with knowledge of the investigation told the AP that the suspect is Robert J. Halderman.
Letterman, who in March married his longtime girlfriend, Regina Lasko, who is the mother of his son, said he testified about the matter Thursday before a grand jury.