It was more like blackmail I saw it on ET last night. Letterman wasn't married at the time. He confessed to the audience of having sex with his employees and then detailed the blackmail attempt, including the writing of a fake 2 million dollar check and the bust. He told a story about going out to his car one morning on the way to work and finding a box with a blackmail note and some 'proof of creepy things' in it. He immediately went to the police and they set up the sting. I think he did well in going public as soon as he could. Your post, above, should serve as proof why.