Ron Meyer resigns from NBCUniversal as chair of the Film Academy Museum’s board. He has held the position since 2017. Now, in his absence, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-chief executive officer and vice-chair of the museum’s board, will be serving as the acting chair. The new chair will be voted on sept 15, when the board of trustees meets next.
Ted has conveyed the fellow museum trustees through a letter about Meyer’s decision, he wrote, “I am writing to inform you that the Executive Committee of the Academy Museum’s Board of Trustees has accepted the resignation of Ron Meyer from the Board, for which he has served as Chair. The Board appreciates the support and guidance he has provided the museum during his tenure. As Vice-Chair, I will serve as Acting Chair until our September 15 meeting, where we will all vote on new board leadership,”
Meyer’s resignation came as he disclosed that he reached a private settlement with a woman who tried to extort him after they engaged in an extramarital affair several years ago.He said, “I recently disclosed to my family and the company that I made a settlement, under threat, with a woman outside the company who had made false accusations against me. Admittedly, this is a woman I had a very brief and consensual affair with many years ago. I made this disclosure because other parties learned of the settlement and have continuously attempted to extort me into paying them money or else they intended to falsely implicate NBCUniversal, which had nothing to do with this matter, and to publish false allegations about me.”