Robert Joe Halderman, the 48 Hours producer who tried to extort 2 million clams from David Letterman, shouted “NOT GUILTY” today to the felony charge of attempted grand larceny. The judge took his plea and set his bail at $200,000.
In case anybody hasn’t whispered this in your ear yet, it’s been confirmed that RJH is the ex-boyfriend of Stephanie Birkitt (above), who used to be Dave’s assistant. Homegirl would also appear on the show every now and again. Apparently, Stephanie and Dave used to bone on the down low before he got married to his now wife and then girlfriend.
Manhattan’s District Attorney held a press conference earlier today where he said that RJH was using some of Stephanie’s diary entries and letters to blackmail Dave. The D.A. also added that RJH tried to deposit the fake $2 million check Dave gave him. After the check bounced like it came from a Real Housewive, RJH was arrested.
Okay, what the hell kind of bunk ass extortionist is this Robert Joe Halderman dude?! Does he not watch late-night movies?! When you’re trying to blackmail a bitch, you don’t accept a check! Tell their asses you are a cash only establishment! And if you’re really at the top of your game, you tell them you want it in British Pounds and to throw in DVDs of the entire first season of Being Bobby Brown. You can’t get that shit in stores!