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Ron Meyer’s Secret NBCUniversal War

Ron Meyer at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
Photo by Stefanie Keenan via Getty Images
Matthew Belloni
June 27, 2021

Few stories of the Covid year were stranger or sadder than Ron Meyer’s abrupt exit from NBCUniversal last August. A Hollywood fixture for five decades, a founder of CAA, and a top Universal exec for a whopping 25 years, Meyer was fired after disclosing to the company that he was being extorted by associates of an actress with whom he’d had a brief affair.