In a Tuesday statement, the executive, who was ousted after 25 years at NBCUniversal, claimed that once others learned about the settlement with an anonymous woman, third parties “continually tried to tease me. extort to pay them money ”by threatening to publish false statements about Meyer or falsely implicate NBCUniversal in the ordeal.
Meyer gave little information about the settlement other than the fact that the woman he had had the brief affair with “made false accusations against me.”
Kirk – whose credits include “Ocean’s 8,” “How to be Single,” and “Vice” – previously had an extramarital affair with former Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, 55, in 2013 and 2014 This particular date also resulted in resignation, as leaked text messages and allegations that Tsujihara attempted to use his position to secure Kirk’s movie and TV spots prompted his exit from Warner. Bros. in 2019.
Kirk later came to Tsujihara’s defense, telling the Daily Mail that he hadn’t done anything wrong during their time together. She also denied disclosing their personal text messages.
Neither Meyer nor Kirk have confirmed that the actress was the anonymous woman in question, but Kirk’s lawyer told Variety that he “never reached a settlement with Ron Meyer on anything. “.
On Tuesday, NBCU CEO Jeff Shell said in a statement that Meyer “acted in a way that we do not believe is consistent with the policies or values of our company. Based on Ron’s disclosure of these actions, we have mutually concluded that Ron should leave the company, effective immediately. ”
Kirk’s representatives did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.