Letterman’s Blackmailer Plans Return to TV News

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Hollywood Reporter

The TV producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman is a free agent. Robert “Joe” Halderman is out of jail, released for good behavior after serving four months of a six-month sentence. Now he’s ready to go back to work.

“He survived, and he made the best of it,” his lawyer Gerald Shargel told THR about Halderman’s jail experience.


It appears that Halderman, who was nominated for an Emmy for his work on an episode of CBS’ “48 Hours Mystery” about the Amanda Knox case, was released from jail just in time to attend the News & Documentary Emmy Awards on Sept. 27.More…