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Daughter Of Disgraced CBS Producer Arrested For Allegedly Stripping Down In Front Of Child On Public Connecticut Beach

During a verbal spat with another woman, police said Anna Lee Halderman, whose father served time in prison for attempting to blackmail David Letterman, became “belligerent” and took off her swim bottoms, "exposing her buttocks" to a child. 

By Jill Sederstrom

The daughter of a disgraced former CBS producer is accused of baring it all during an argument with a fellow Connecticut beachgoer.

Anna Lee Halderman, 28, is now facing charges of risk of injury to a minor and breach of peace after police said she removed her bathing suit on a public beach in full view of a young child.

According to a statement from Westport Police, the incident started around 1:30 p.m. on July 15 at Compo Beach when a woman noticed Halderman had removed the top of her bathing suit to tan in the sun.

The woman believed that the “behavior was inappropriate for a public beach” and tried to confront Halderman.

During the argument, Halderman allegedly became “belligerent” and took the bottom portion of her swimsuit off “exposing her buttocks” in front of the woman’s child, police said.

“The complainant reported that in addition to her inappropriate behavior this woman appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the interaction,” police said.  

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Police identified Halderman as the suspect more than a month after the incident following an “extensive investigation.”

When approached by police, Halderman allegedly said she didn't remember the incident in question and apologized for her behavior.

She turned herself into authorities on Saturday after a warrant had been issued for her arrest.

Halderman is the daughter of Robert “Joe” Halderman, a former CBS News producer who spent time behind bars for trying to blackmail late night TV host David Letterman.

Joe Halderman tried to extort $2 million from the comedian in 2009 after discovering Letterman had an workplace affair with his assistant, Stephanie Birkitt, The New York Daily News reported in 2011.

Halderman later pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny and received a sentence of six months in jail, five years probation and 1,000 hours of community service.

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