The Vice Chairman of NBC/Universal, Ron Meyer has now resigned after revealing he had an affair with a young actress, Charlotte Kirk, who he claimed also attempted to extort him.
As The Wrap reports:
Ron Meyer is stepping down as vice chairman of NBCUniversal after he disclosed that an unnamed individual tried to “extort” him and “falsely implicate” NBCUniversal in the wake of a “consensual” extramarital affair with a woman eight years ago…
Meyer had reached a financial settlement with Kirk for an undisclosed an amount, but an insider told TheWrap that a third party was trying to extort Meyer and force him to disclose the settlement to NBCUniversal. In his own statement, Meyer said, “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.”
Meyer and NBCUniversal declined to comment, while a representative for Kirk did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Kirk, who is 28 years old, also had an affair with Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, which also led to his ouster, making her a kind of ‘Black Widow’ for the careers of Hollywood executives.