NBCUniversal ousts Ron Meyer, alleged victim of extortion

NBCUniversal ousted longtime Common studio executive Ron Meyer on Tuesday soon after understanding he made hush-funds payments to a lady to protect up an previous affair — a secret that Meyer reported snowballed into an extortion plot.

“I recently disclosed to my household and the enterprise that I designed a settlement, under threat, with a female outside the company who had manufactured false accusations in opposition to me,” Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, claimed in a statement from the company. “Admittedly, this is a female I had a incredibly temporary and consensual affair with several years in the past.”

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