Dumbest. Extortionist. Ever.

haldermanNote to would-be blackmailers: insist on cash.  Then you have at least some shot at deniability (“officer, I don’t know anything about the $2 million in the duffle bag”).

Joe Halderman, on the other hand, reportedly negotiated terms with David Letterman’s lawyer, then accepted a check for $2 million, and was arrested when he tried to deposit it.

I also find it bizarre that he thought the revelation of Letterman’s affairs would cause the late-night host’s “world to collapse.” In an entertainment industry where people are lining up in support of admitted child-raper Roman Polanski, disclosure of garden-variety infidelity is hardly likely to be catastrophic.

One thought on “Dumbest. Extortionist. Ever.

  1. Wasn't that just the craziest thing?? I am so glad David Letterman turned the whole thing on its head and burned this fool!

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