Well here's something I didn't see coming — while taping tonight's episode of The Late Show With David Letterman, Dave revealed to the audience that he was recently blackmailed for $2 million. Apparently the extortionist sent Dave a letter a few weeks back, threatening to go public with information that the talk show host has had sexual relationships with several female members of his staff.
Dave went on to tell the audience that he met with the individual and had the person in question arrested after passing over a fake check for $2 million. He continued, "This morning, I did something I've never done in my life. I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury." In terms of the affairs, he said, "My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would. I feel like I need to protect these people — I need to certainly protect my family."
Sex scandals are sadly common these days, but I'm still pretty shocked about this news — and even more surprised that Dave came clean on national television. My heart goes out to his wife and family. The episode won't air for a few more hours, but while we wait to see the video — what do you make of this news?