Stephanie Birkitt
American television personality
Stephanie Birkitt
Stephanie Anne Birkitt was an assistant to David Letterman on Late Show with David Letterman. Although Birkitt was usually treated as a character named Vicki, in some of her appearances, Letterman referred to her by various other surreal nicknames such as Smitty, Kitty, Monty, Gunter, and Dutch. It has been alleged that she and Letterman were lovers.
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David Letterman Scandal - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
She promised to end things, but a few months later, he witnessed that boss, David Letterman kissing his girlfriend, Stephanie Birkitt. Soon thereafter, he delivered a “proposal” for a screenplay to Letterman that outlined evidence of “workplace sexual
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Weiner Should've Taken the Letterman Approach - msnbc.com
Google News - over 5 years
Letterman had slept with employees on staff, including Stephanie Birkitt (Haldermann's ex) while he had been with Regina Lasko, whom he'd dated for 20-plus years before tying the knot just six months before the scandal. Haldermann was indicted, plead
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National affairs - New York Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
One of the women, Stephanie Birkitt (inset), is Halderman's ex-girlfriend. Letterman and girlfriend of 23 years, Regina Lasko, finally got married in March. Eddie Cibrian rose to fame not for his acting skills, but for meeting country singer LeeAnn
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Letterman socks are fuzzy issue - Belleville News Democrat
Google News - almost 6 years
If you look closely, you'll find the socks aren't white, but a light gray, Stephanie Birkitt, his assistant, once told Entertainment Weekly in explaining Letterman's penchant for light socks. "One day we had some bright pink socks in the office,
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Six Months in Jail For Letterman Plot
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Saying he felt ''great remorse for what I have done,'' a former CBS producer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman by threatening to reveal details about affairs that Mr. Letterman had with members of his staff, including a former companion of the producer. In exchange for pleading guilty to second-degree
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Judge Upholds an Indictment in Letterman Extortion Case
NYTimes - about 7 years
A Manhattan judge on Tuesday upheld the indictment of an Emmy Award-winning television producer accused of trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman. The judge, Justice Charles Solomon of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, issued an eight-page decision stating that the producer, Robert Halderman, could not claim to have had a right to the
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Motion Says Letterman Fostered Harassment
NYTimes - over 7 years
A lawyer for the man accused of trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman suggested on Tuesday that Mr. Letterman ran a workplace rife with sexual misconduct and contended that his client was simply trying to sell a story to the talk show host -- not extort money from him. Mr. Letterman's camp quickly fired back, with one of his lawyers
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Inside CBS, Disbelief At an Arrest
NYTimes - over 7 years
Inside CBS News, Robert Joel Halderman was a widely liked and well-regarded producer, known for chasing action and taking chances. But none of his previous experiences covering wars, school killings and the mob gave any hint that Mr. Halderman might himself become the central figure in a crime story that seemed like fodder for his current CBS
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OP-ED COLUMNIST; Men Behaving Madly
NYTimes - over 7 years
Some things have changed since the ''Mad Men'' era. The elevator operator isn't the only black face in the building. Executives no longer sip amber highballs and puff Lucky Strikes all day long. And other things have not changed. Some women still wriggle into girdles (now called Spanx). And some men still gravitate toward interns, nannies and
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Letterman Apologizes On the Air To His Wife
NYTimes - over 7 years
David Letterman apologized on the air Monday to his wife, Regina, for his revelation last week of his sexual relationships with staff members, saying she had been ''horribly hurt'' and adding, ''I've got my work cut out for me'' to mend the relationship. Mr. Letterman made the remarks at the start of the taping of his Monday night show on CBS. They
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CBS Removes David Letterman's Mea Culpa From YouTube
NYTimes - over 7 years
Keeping quiet about an apparent extortion attempt against David Letterman and ''The Late Show,'' CBS worked over the weekend to stamp out unauthorized copies of the late-night host's televised explanation. The network did not post official copies of the segment on CBS.com or on YouTube, proving that while media companies are now generally eager to
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Extortion Case Raises Questions For Letterman and His Network
NYTimes - over 7 years
If this happened to anyone else, it would just be a punch line. David Letterman, who built his career skewering philandering politicians and show business ''weasels'' and ''boneheads,'' finds himself in the middle of his own celebrity scandal, after he admitted having multiple affairs with employees of his production company, Worldwide Pants. For
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stephanie Birkitt
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 34
    In a statement released on October 7, 2009, Letterman's production company Worldwide Pants announced that Birkitt had been placed on a "paid leave of absence" from the Late Show. On October 1, 2009, Letterman announced on-air that he had been the victim of an extortion attempt in which an alleged blackmailer - since identified by police as CBS television producer Joe Halderman - threatened to reveal that Letterman had engaged in sexual affairs with multiple female employees.
    More Details Hide Details Letterman said that the allegation was true, but did not reveal the names of or any identifying information about the female employees. Soon afterward, the extortionist was identified by media as a former boyfriend of Birkitt, and anonymous sources alleged that Birkitt and Letterman had had a sexual relationship.
    Birkitt reportedly was neither aware of nor involved in the blackmail attempt. According to CBS News, Birkitt and the CBS News producer Joe Halderman lived together in Halderman's Norwalk, Connecticut, home until August 2009, when she reportedly moved out; she was also romantically linked to Letterman during the same time.
    More Details Hide Details The New York Post broke a story on October 6 that Birkitt had an affair with Letterman, which continued during her relationship with Halderman. Copies of Birkitt's diary, as well as emails between her and Letterman, were reportedly the basis of the blackmail package allegedly placed in Letterman's car by Halderman.
    In February 2009, Birkitt passed the New York State and Connecticut bar examinations.
    More Details Hide Details Birkitt has been a licensed attorney in California since 2011. She also has had an active Connecticut lawyer license since 2009.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    Birkitt described her relationship with Letterman in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details In the article, titled "Letterman Aide is Dave's Main Tease", Birkitt stated, "is just playful. We play catch sometimes in the office, and we all go to screenings together. We eat food together, we sit around and watch TV together and goof on people. And he teases me in real life, too, but I give it back a lot more in real life."
  • 2002
    Age 27
    As herself, she gave on-air reports from the sites of the Winter Olympics in 2002 and in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details In all, she made more than 250 appearances on the show between 1996 and 2008. In addition to her appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, Birkitt co-hosted The Tony Mendez Show, a spin-off program with Tony Mendez (also known as "The Cue Card Boy") that was hosted on the Late Show website.
    In 2002, she was named No. 21 in USA Today's "Pop Candy's 100 People of the Year!" list.
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    By 2002, Birkitt began to be featured on the Late Show as a character outside of her role as Letterman's assistant.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared during the CBS Mailbag segment numerous times, sometimes donning costumes that related to a specific ongoing festival or event. She interviewed Survivor castoffs, asking them, "Did you see or touch any monkeys?" much to the feigned displeasure of Letterman.
  • 2001
    Age 26
    Beginning in January 2001, Letterman began to call her regularly as an on-air feature of the show.
    More Details Hide Details Said Birkitt, "He started talking to me more, and we developed a rapport."
  • 2000
    Age 25
    Her next appearance came more than four years later, on December 26, 2000, when Letterman called her in her office during the show.
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  • 1996
    Age 21
    Her spring internship led to Birkitt's first appearance on the Late Show, on May 24, 1996.
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    Birkitt's career at CBS started before she graduated from college, when she worked as an intern for CBS News, 48 Hours, and the Late Show during the spring of 1996.
    More Details Hide Details After graduation she became a member of the CBS page program. After graduation she worked briefly as an associate producer at 48 Hours on segments for correspondent Erin Moriarty. Deciding she was not "much of a news hound", she applied for a job as an office worker for David Letterman, helping to handle his charities and his Indy car racing team.
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