Although alleged David Letterman extortionist Robert “Joe” Halderman has been arguing that he was just trying to sell, and keep private, a screenplay to the Late Show host, based on his life, a New York judge isn’t taking the bait, and says the case won’t be dismissed.
Halderman had requested that the criminal case against him be thrown out, but the Associated Press reports that Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon ruled today that the attempted grand larceny case will continue.
Prosecutors claim Halderman tried to force Dave to pay him $2 million to keep his mouth shut regarding the host’s affairs with female staffers. Halderman argues he was just trying to sell him a screenplay — vaguely portraying Dave’s life — and keep it from going public.
If convicted, Halderman, a former employee of CBS, could face up to 15 years in prison.
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