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Old 10-02-2009, 01:28 AM   #286
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ha, what odds - i was just reading an article about this.

David Letterman admits affairs | Stuff.co.nz
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:06 AM   #287
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Just watched Letterman talk about what happened on his show.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:42 PM   #288
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Where did you hear this? Links?
YouTube - David Letterman explains his blackmail ordeal on Thursdays Show, Oct.1,2009
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:16 PM   #289
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Since the show is taped in the late afternoon, news of Letterman's extortion was already put on Newsday and other news outlets before the show aired later that night.

So, Dave cheated on the woman who would eventually become the mother of his child and also his wife.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:04 PM   #290
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Here's a link that has an intern Letterman allegedly slept with.

David Letterman's $2m blackmailer 'lived with woman chat show host had affair with' | Mail Online


I find it hypocritical of him to make jokes about Sarah Palin's daughters fooling around with older men, and here's Letterman himself fooling around with his staff, maybe even young interns.

I'm not a Palin fan for that record, but I do find it sleazy for Letterman to do this.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:39 PM   #291
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Its his job to make people laugh with jokes about celebrities and politicians and whoever else. Theres a big difference between a few one liners and publicly speaking out about another persons conduct. I dont find what he did to be hypocritical at all. I dont even think what he did should be that big of a deal to anyone but his family. The man is human and he made mistakes. The bigger idiot is the producer who attempted to blackmail him. The guy makes $20 million a year and he decided to commit a felony in an attempt to get an extra $2million? retard
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:56 PM   #292
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Its his job to make people laugh with jokes about celebrities and politicians and whoever else. Theres a big difference between a few one liners and publicly speaking out about another persons conduct. I dont find what he did to be hypocritical at all. I dont even think what he did should be that big of a deal to anyone but his family.
exactly - while i find the whole affair thing to be pretty reprehensible, i'd think that if it was letterman or if it was my next door neighbour. but it's not actually my business.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:17 PM   #293
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I remember watching Letterman hit on the interns and staffers of his show.

I always thought it was harmless.

His behavior is something that would cost many people their job. This is a classic example of sexual harassment. These women's livelihoods depended on his 'good will'.
I imagine he may have paid some 'hush money' to settle a few lawsuits along the way.
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You're assuming a lot there.

Letterman clearly isn't interested in airing out his dirty laundry, and just wanted to state the bare facts for his viewers.

If his wife chooses to leave him, she will, and would likely take a lot of money with her. And maybe they've already discussed it. Maybe she already knew before this happened.

Ultimately, it's no one's business but theirs. This isn't exactly out of the ordinary behavior, and there are plenty of other things to get riled up about.

And if there was an incident of harassment, it probably would have come out by now.

Unless you folks feel he should be fired, publicly humiliated, flogged, etc.
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Unless you folks feel he should be fired, publicly humiliated, flogged, etc.
I don't feel he should get any of the above. Even if he deserved to be fired, CBS won't because Letterman's a money maker for them.
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I don't know nearly enough details to make a judgement.

It sounds bad, it likely is bad, but I lack the information to form a solid opinion.
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I imagine he may have paid some 'hush money' to settle a few lawsuits along the way.
c'mon man. You have no basis for that
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JT, that really never stops him.
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I think some people may not understand that just by having sex with his underlings he becomes a prime target for a lawsuit.

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What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment at work occurs whenever unwelcome conduct on the basis of gender affects a person's job, It is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
submission to the conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or
submission to or rejection of the conduct by an individual is used as a ,basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or
the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
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When one of these women don't get the promotion or pay raise after they have stopped sleeping with him, that is when the problem begins

when one that is sleeping with him gets the promotion
the others who did not respond to his friendly advances make a claim

Companies have clear policies about management/ supervisors sleeping with subordinates, lawsuits with or without merit do succeed.
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You have no way of knowing if this was consenual or not. Yes, I understand he's the boss & the celebrity here, but you can't make judgement calls without knowing all the facts, and we never will.
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