Palin fans are going to jump all over this.
Just months after conservatives called for David Letterman’s head after he joked about Sarah Palin’s daughter, the Late Show host is now experiencing the public humiliation of admitting to sex with staffers.
Nikki Finke got a statement from Letterman’s people. Among the details:
Letterman said that three weeks ago he received a package from an individual who claimed to have information about Letterman’s alleged sexual relationships with female employees of the Late Show and threatened to reveal them if Letterman did not pay the individual a large sum of money. Subsequently, according to Letterman, the individual identified the necessary sum to be $2 million.
Letterman contacted the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, and the individual was arrested earlier today. On his show tonight, Letterman acknowledged that during grand jury testimony, he was asked if he had sex with members of his staff.
“My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would,” said Letterman. “I feel like I need to protect these people – I need to certainly protect my family.”