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Watch David Letterman Admit to Affairs, Extortion Plot — Surprising or Not?

David Letterman made a fairly explosive admission on his show tonight. He came clean about affairs he had with female employees and a recent extortion plot to bring it all out into the open. He got the police involved and an arrest was made today of the man who tried to get $2 million from Dave to keep quiet. The segment is super awkward since it doesn't seem like the audience knows that he's being serious and he does crack jokes throughout. The whole thing seems a bit out of nowhere, but then again there's so much celebrity scandal these days it's getting harder to actually expect anyone famous is totally squeaky clean. Check out the whole clip him talking about it below and tell us, is David Letterman admitting to affairs and the extortion plot surprising or not so much?

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kaitxo kaitxo 6 years
Good for him that he is honest. But i really don't like how the audience laughs and applauds at inappropriate times.
zoorph zoorph 6 years
The media is labeling him a victim because he *is* a victim - of an attempted extortion. Any time you are the target of a crime, you are - legally, definitionally - A VICTIM. Now you people are just being dumb for the sake of having something to say.
zoorph zoorph 6 years
(a) You can't have an "affair" if you are not married or not in a committed relationship. All of you "affairs are gross and wrong!" people get over yourselves. From 1978 until his recent marriage this year, DAVID LETTERMAN WAS SINGLE. The only person with room to complain is his now wife and since she's staying mum...(b) One day (hopefully) you will all be "old" ladies (or men if there are dudes complaining here) and will still want to have sex. Again, get over yourselves.(c) I notice that NONE OF THE LOVERS are coming forward to complain. Hm. Maybe that means there was no problem(s) with the myriad relationships in which he engaged. If they're not complaining, and the wife's not complaining and the production company (the legal entity likely responsible for paying any damages) isn't complaining... Well, then, who cares?
zoorph zoorph 6 years
(a) You can't have an "affair" if you are not married or not in a committed relationship. All of you "affairs are gross and wrong!" people get over yourselves. From 1978 until his recent marriage this year, DAVID LETTERMAN WAS SINGLE. The only person with room to complain is his now wife and since she's staying mum... (b) One day (hopefully) you will all be "old" ladies (or men if there are dudes complaining here) and will still want to have sex. Again, get over yourselves. (c) I notice that NONE OF THE LOVERS are coming forward to complain. Hm. Maybe that means there was no problem(s) with the myriad relationships in which he engaged. If they're not complaining, and the wife's not complaining and the production company (the legal entity likely responsible for paying any damages) isn't complaining... Well, then, who cares?
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 6 years
I love him. Why do you guys care where he sticks his willy? Was he unfaithful to you? He still makes me laugh. Miles Davis and John Lennon where both physically abusive but it doesn't make their music any less wonderful. I feel bad that he was forced to tell everyone but it's really funny that the freak trying to blackmail him has jack shit to go on now.
clew001 clew001 6 years
I think dave has had a pretty skeeezy rep for a while now. i am not quite sure why the media keeps labeling him as a poor victim...yes, some douche was trying to extort money out of him, but really?? people are applauding him for having sex with his co workers?awkward!
SandyFeet SandyFeet 6 years
He is a douche for no matter what he did he feels that he is beyond reproach. Not quite, the man is a looser of the highest caliber. Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house. Stupid idiot.
seasparrow seasparrow 6 years
He's had this rep since he started 'showbiz' on the radio and as a weatherman. I'd say props for coming clean, but he only did because of the money, I bet.
SamanthaBaker SamanthaBaker 6 years
I support Dave. I can't say I'm thrilled if he had affairs while married but that's none of my business, and I support him because he has more than enough money to have made his life easy, and instead, he flipped the bird to his blackmailer and said basically if anyone's gonna tell this story it'll be me. Also, he could've had the guy arrested and said "i never had affairs but he was going to try to say I did" Instead, he DID admit to his affairs. Compare him to most types in hollywood and he seems a little more decent than most.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
Really surprised. Stuff like this is always kind of shocking to me. Not sure why(?).
jaan_black jaan_black 6 years
Nothing surprises me, ever
jaan_black jaan_black 6 years
Nothing surprises me, ever
Ginger Ginger 6 years
Nobody said it was a lot of women. He refers to it as plural, but it's already coming out that it was his assistant, years ago, before he was a parent or married. Perhaps there are more. He's usually pretty private about his personal life, so who knows what the status of his relationship with his now-wife was several years ago.
Ginger Ginger 6 years
Nobody said it was a lot of women. He refers to it as plural, but it's already coming out that it was his assistant, years ago, before he was a parent or married. Perhaps there are more. He's usually pretty private about his personal life, so who knows what the status of his relationship with his now-wife was several years ago.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 6 years
I agree with the people who applaud him for coming clean about it. I am glad I wasn't in that audience, though, because it would be very uncomfortable. None of this is funny, but they're all applauding and laughing about it.
sham28 sham28 6 years
The only people that need to know are the ones that need to know.
tiff58 tiff58 6 years
Do we know if these are recent affairs or not? I guess he was dating his wife for a long time, so I'm sure it was during their relationship.
DZKat DZKat 6 years
well not that I condone it, since he was probably dating his now wife, but seriously good for him for just admitting to it, and saying that he did do the right thing which is contact authorities. I think I am more surprised he talked about it on his show. Hopefully that is the end of it hearing about it from him. if not then I will change my opinion
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