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Does Letterman Admitting Infidelities Help Or Hurt His Career?

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David Letterman

David Letterman was recently embroiled in an extortion attempt and recently admitted on his October 1st show that he’s had sex with several of his female staff employees.

The recently married late night talk show host explains his actions and more after the jump.

For those who’ve been under a rock, a former 48 Hours producer attempted to blackmail Letterman for $2 million. Why does that matter DrJays.com readers? Because with anything that happens in the entertainment business there are certain things that are just common knowledge.

  1. More people will come out to admit their indiscretions with Mr. Letterman.
  2. The media will pick apart the details and sway an opinion on the situation… especially if it’s Fox News.
  3. The public will either vilify him or accept his admittance as an apology and keep it moving.

Letterman acknowledged in grand jury testimony that he had affairs with staff, even saying during the show, “I’ve had sex with women who work for me on this show. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would. I feel like I need to protect these people – I need to certainly protect my family.”

Is it safe to say that unless you’re REALLY happy in your relationship and not trying to jeopardize that, that chances are you’re either cheating or being cheated on? Hollywood excess and celebrity status aside, think about your own relationships and how they would fare if the situation was the same (infidelity), but less severe.

Check out the video below:

Does this help or hurt David Letterman in the end? Will he still have a following? Does this make Letterman more “real” in the eyes of the public? Share your thoughts below in our comments section!

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