Will Letterman extortion, sex scandal be an additional ratings boon?

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David Letterman, Late Show

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.”

via NYDailynews.com

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.”

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