Were David Letterman and Stephanie Birkitt Spotted ‘Hiking’ in Robert Halderman’s Driveway?

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If you believe what you read in the tabloids, then yes! If you don't, then no! Either way, here are the story details that the New York Post was kind enough to provide its readers with today. According to the report in today's fish wrap, Robert "Call Me Joe" Halderman spotted his live-in girlfriend, Stephanie Birkitt (a.k.a. Vicki, a.k.a. Dutch, a.k.a. Monty), "making out" with a certain gap-toothed (and very married) late-night icon near the bottom of his driveway sometime in August. If this story is true, not only does it directly conflict with Letterman's apologetic confession that all of his self-described "creepy" behavior stopped after the birth of his 5-year-old son, Harry, but it would also mean that Letterman has already been stepping out on his wife of just over six months, Regina Lasko.

Additionally, this story also lends some much-needed context to the timing of the sequence of events as we know them to have gone down: We always thought it strange that Halderman would've suddenly gotten so jealous over an affair that had supposedly ended years ago, but if he truly saw what the papers said he saw, his early-morning trip to Letterman's limo on September 9 makes a heck of a lot more sense. Regardless of the veracity of this account, the bottom line is that it doesn't justify Halderman (allegedly) resorting to extortion as a means of exacting revenge. But if it does come out in a court of law that these events went down (pun intended) as described, it would certainly prove to be some explosive (and likely very fiscally rewarding) evidence for Regina Lasko's team of lawyers to have. As they say, developing ...

Suspect enraged after seeing girl with Dave [NYP]