For the second time in 18 months, the somewhat tawdry maneuverings of actress Charlotte Kirk have become front-page news. For Kirk’s ambitious sexual shenanigans and quid pro quo demands have now brought about the resignations of two Hollywood studio chiefs — Warner Bros. Kevin Tsujihara in March ’19, and now NBC vice-chairman Ron Meyer.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Tatiana Siegel (who co-reported the Tsujihara story with Kim Masters on 3.6.19) reported the Meyer-Kirk story this morning at 11:15 am.
Variety‘s Brent Lang and Gene Maddaus posted the same story six minutes later.
Meyer, 75, has tendered his resignation as vice chairman of NBCUniversal after disclosing he’d been “blackmailed over hush money payments” related to an affair with Kirk, who is now 28.
Kirk, whose acting credits include Nicole and O.J., Ocean’s 8 and Vice, was 21 when she began a sporadic affair with Tsujihara, who was then 49. She was therefore 20 or thereabouts when she was seeing Meyer. Prior to her Tsujihara involvement Kirk had also reportedly been on intimate terms with Australian billionaire James Packer.
If you want to be opportunistic about it, Kirk’s story could become a movie in and of itself. Bringing about the downfall of two big-time studio chiefs could be sold as kind of “Blonde Ambition gone bad” tale. Hell, Kirk could play herself.