NBCUniversal, FBI probes Ron Meyer affair with actress Charlotte Kirk

Hollywood legend Ron Meyer’s dalliance with an aspiring actress is coming under scrutiny at both his former employer and the FBI, The Post has learned.

NBCUniversal has launched an investigation into Meyer’s affair with Charlotte Kirk, known for her role in last year’s downfall of Hollywood executive Kevin Tsujihara, according to a new report.

As The Post reported on Aug. 18, the media giant behind “This is Us” and “The King of Staten Island” parted ways with its vice chairman and former Universal Pictures president and COO after 25 years, saying Meyer had admitted to settling a lawsuit with a woman with whom he’d had a brief “consensual affair,” and that he claimed he had been extorted by “parties” close to the woman.

The New York-based media company announced the departure of its vice chairman and former president and COO of Universal Pictures on Aug. 18, saying Meyer had admitted to settling a lawsuit with a woman with whom he’d had a brief “consensual affair,” adding that he was being extorted by “parties” close to the woman.

Sources have since told The Post and other media outlets that the affair was with Kirk, who is now 28 years old.

They say the 75-year-old Meyer agreed to pay $2 million to Kirk last year to settle a lawsuit over their 2013 affair. Meyer, who famously co-founded Hollywood talent agency CAA in 1975, then confessed to the affair and settlement on Aug. 13 to NBCU Chief Executive Jeff Shell.

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter said NBCU has now hired outside counsel to look into “Ron’s behavior,” including whether he used company funds or resources to cover up the affair.

NBCU confirmed the investigation is underway, but declined to provide details.

Kirk was also at the center of a 2019 scandal involving Warner Bros. chief Tsujihara, who was fired amid claims that he had promised Kirk roles and auditions in exchange for sex. The claims were backed up by text messages, like this 2015 taunt from Kirk to Tsujihara: “You’re very busy I know but when we were in that motel having sex u said u would help me and when u just ignore me like you’re doing now it makes me feel used.”

Tsujihara has denied he had any direct role in the hiring of Kirk.

As The Post has reported, those text messages raised questions over whether Kirk’s sexual favors helped to grease a $450 million deal between Warner Bros. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment, a company owned by two of her early benefactors: director Brett Ratner and billionaire James Packer, whom Kirk reportedly also dated.

According to THR, Kirk also had a brief relationship in 2012 with Steve Tisch, a heavyweight producer behind “Forrest Gump” and “The Equalizer” and chairman, co-owner and executive vp of the New York Giants.

Meyer’s ouster follows the departure of Paul Telegdy, who oversaw NBC hit shows such as “America’s Got Talent,” following a THR exposé alleging that he contributed to a “toxic” work environment, including “homophobic and misogynistic slurs” and “sexual comments about the physical appearance of network talent.”

NBCUniversal has also suffered a spate of coronavirus-induced layoffs. As The Post reported earlier this month, axed staffers were sent home in a fleet of black SUVs following the latest cuts. Revenue for the quarter that ended in June were down 25.4 percent as the pandemic shuttered theme parks and scuttled movie premieres.

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