Charlotte Kirk, man. Two studio heads brought down by affairs with the same woman. If Meyer’s was 8 years ago, that means he watched Tsujihara go down knowing he was likely next. https://t.co/JZk5V5rbfw— Matthew Belloni (@MattBelloni) August 18, 2020
“I recently disclosed to my family and the company that I made a settlement, under threat, with a woman outside the company who had made false accusations against me. Admittedly, this is a woman I had a very brief and consensual affair with many years ago. I made this disclosure because other parties learned of the settlement and have continuously attempted to extort me into paying them money or else they intended to falsely implicate NBCUniversal, which had nothing to do with this matter, and to publish false allegations about me.”
NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer was involved in an affair 8 years ago with actress Charlotte Kirk.
Meyer was forced out after failing to disclose that he had reached a private settlement with Kirk.
Unidentified third parties had learned of the settlement and were extorting the executive for money.
Kirk also had an extramarital affair with former Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara in 2013 and 2014. The disclosure of intimate text message between Kirk and Tsujihara, as well as allegations that he had tried to use his position to get her roles in films and TV shows, prompted his resignation from the company in 2019.