Defense Lawyer in Letterman Case to Ask Judge to Dismiss Charges Against His Client

Nov 10, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Halderman has a Manhattan court date today. His attorney Gerald Shargel said he would challenge the grand jury evidence and ask for the case to be dismissed, but he didn’t discuss the details of what his argument would be.

–Elizabeth Jensen

The lawyer for CBS News producer Robert J. "Joe" Halderman, who is accused of blackmailing David Letterman over the late-night host’s sexual relationships with underlings, plans to ask a judge to dismiss the charges, the Associated Press reports.


  1. If some opinions (that can be read here) are any indication, they will probably try to shift responsibility for all this onto Letterman.
    Completely ignoring that the law being broken is about extortion… not sexual irresponsibility between consenting adults. Which is, the last I heard, not illegal… despite the “moral outrage” expressed by certain catty opinionistas.

  2. That stupid slime ball producer screwed himself out of a great career.
    Amazing that after all this an attorney will, again, attempt to re-write history…remember the OJ case?
    Extortion is just that. Period.
    Go to jail.
    Peter Bright

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