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Letterman Extortion Raises Questions for CBS

Did his actions constitute sexual harassment or at least abuse of a power relationship over employees?

For the intensely private David Letterman, the revelations resulting from a bizarre extortion attempt, are sure to be extremely embarrassing, especially as he tries to extend his lead in the late-night contest. ”I have had sex with women who work for me on this show,” he told his audience on Thursday night, calling himself “creepy.” He added that he hoped “to protect my job.”

More seriously, they raised questions for both his company and CBS about whether his actions constituted sexual harassment or at least abuse of a power relationship over employees.

Read more at the New York Times.