How an unknown British actress played a role in the downfall of two Hollywood moguls https://t.co/DUmUccHRtL— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 21, 2020
'Meyer was the second mogul embroiled in a sex scandal with Kirk to be toppled in less than two years.
Last year, former Warner Bros. studio head Kevin Tsujihara resigned after text messages suggesting he would find film roles for Kirk, with whom he had a sexual relationship, became public. Tsujihara denied having a direct role in securing her roles.
The end began nine years ago in 2011 when Meyer, then 66, attended a film premiere in London hosted by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., where he was introduced to Kirk, an aspiring actress. She was 19 at the time.
Upon their meeting, Kirk told Meyer that she was going to be in Los Angeles. He responded that she should give him a call when she was in town. The pair began talking. A year after they first met, they became sexually involved.'
Last year, Meyer agreed to pay Kirk $2 million in four installments and, in exchange, she signed a nondisclosure agreement, according to three sources familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment. At least one payment in the amount of $500,000 was made, the three sources said.'
When contacted on Tuesday, Charlotte Kirk’s manager asked if Variety paid for interviews — Variety does not — and declined to comment further on the record https://t.co/zgOgsbyjuf— Variety (@Variety) August 19, 2020
— Tatiana Siegel (@TatianaSiegel27) August 20, 2020
Right before COVID hit, Charlotte Kirk was shopping for a lawyer to help enforce at least one settlement that she had reached w/ a third person (not Meyer or Tsujihara) but that had not been fulfilled. https://t.co/nnJcJzGA1s via @thr
Neil Marshall denies extortion report, attacks "casting couch culture" https://t.co/RwYLovtwpK— Variety (@Variety) August 20, 2020
Update to this story: a third source has now confirmed that Neil Marshall and Joshua Newton were the directors extorting Ron Meyer. Marshall still denies, Newton has not responded. @TheWrap https://t.co/4U4KcYmQpi— Sharon Waxman (@sharonwaxman) August 21, 2020
Past ONTD posts on the topic:
- WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara, Brett Ratner, and James Packer allegedly conspired to hide sexual misconduct
- After Kevin Tsujihara, More Executives Pushed to Cast Actress Charlotte Kirk
- Ron Meyer’s Alleged Affair With Actress Charlotte Kirk Led to His Resignation From NBCUniversal
- Directors Neil Marshall and Joshua Newton have been accused of trying to extort ousted Ron Meyer
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