Following his Top 10 list last night, David Letterman talked about yesterday’s guilty plea from former CBS News producer Joe Halderman.
“I need to talk to you about a segment of my life here that began six months ago,” said Letterman. “I found myself in some legal trouble… I had never been involved in anything like this in my life. I was concerned and full of anxiety and nervous and worried.”
“The people in the district attorney’s office said this will be handled professionally, this will be handled skillfully, and appropriately. Well, the matter was resolved today.”
Letterman thanked the DA’s office, the special prosecutions bureau and the NYPD.
As for Halderman, he’ll serve six months after pleading guilty to blackmail. The award-winning producer on “48 Hours” is no longer employed by the network. A CBS News spokesperson could not confirm when his employment with the company came to an end, or how.