A con artist who claimed to have proof that David Letterman bedded several female staff members tried to extort $2 million from the the funnyman, he told his audience Thursday night.
The stunning admission came hours after Letterman testified before a grand jury and admitted to "sexual relationships with members of his staff."
"This morning, I did something I've never done in my life," said Letterman. "I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury."
During his testimony, Letterman admitted he had sexual relationships with staff members.
According to Letterman's official statement via press release:
"My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would," said Letterman. "I feel like I need to protect these people - I need to certainly protect my family."