The actress whose secret sex with the married CEO of Warner Brothers ended his career when his promises to reward her with movie roles were revealed today breaks her silence to tell DailyMailTV today: 'I am not a victim.'
Charlotte Kirk was just 21 when she had sex with Kevin Tsujihara, 28 years her senior, with the Hollywood executive promising to help her acting career after their rendezvous in a motel in 2013.
But last month her texts to Tsujihara, his friend Australian billionaire James Packer, who was also her lover, and film director Brett Ratner leaked - and Tsujihara stepped down from his position as one of the movie world's most powerful men.
It was widely seen as a moment of vindication for the MeToo movement that a CEO's casting couch sex with an actress decades his junior had cost him his job and millions of dollars in pay and bonuses.
But British actress Kirk tells DailyMailTV in her first television interview that she does not see what happened as part of MeToo and says: 'I don't consider myself a victim then because it was my choice.
'I wasn't forced into anything and I did what I wanted to do - good or bad. I would make completely different choices now and I regret doing that.'
Charlotte Kirk was 21 years old when she had sex with Kevin Tsujihara, with the Hollywood executive promising to help her acting career after their rendezvous in 2013. Kirk, now 26, had her texts to Tsujihara, his friend Australian billionaire James Packer, who was also her lover, and film director Brett Ratner leaked, leading to Tsujijhara's exit from Warner Bros
But British actress Kirk tells DailyMailTV in her first television interview that she does not see what happened with Tsujihara (right) as part of MeToo and says: 'I don't consider myself a victim then because it was my choice'
New role: Charlotte Kirk is to play Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J. Simpson's murdered wife, in the forthcoming Nicole & O.J. It is slated for release in 2019 and directed by Kirk's rumored former boyfriend, Joshua Newton, 49. She says she was cast on her own merits, not because of Kevin Tsujihara
Now she says she wants to be judged on her own merits as an actress - saying that her latest roles were gained entirely without the help of any powerful Hollywood sponsors.
'I have been thrust into the limelight and no one had heard of me before this. My intention was to make a big bang in the world but not for this, for my work,' she said.
'It's terrible but I'm trying to reverse that by showing people my abilities.'
After meeting Kevin Tsujihara in early 2014, Charlotte Kirk texts James Packer: 'His [sic] not very nice. He just wants to ****, nothing else, does not even want to say anything!'
March 2014, Tsujihara to Kirk: 'I've got a dinner in santa monica next Thursday night – u want to meet up after?? We're also beginning to cast some cable tv pilots.'
September 2014, Kirk to Tsujihara: 'So your going to speak with Richard [Hollywood producer Richard Brener]?'
October 2014, Kirk to Packer: 'Putting me in one of your many movies shouldn't be a big deal... I did help u out with Kevin which was hard for me but I did it for you.'
When Kirk then threatened legal action, Packer replied: 'Can't wait tough girl… Get back in your box or let's fight.'
March 2015, Kirk to Tsujihara: 'When we were in that motel having sex u said u would help me and when u just ignore me – it makes me feel used.'
She also said that far from being the source of the texts which cost the Warner Bros CEO his job, she had 'begged' for them not to published and felt sorry for what had happened to the former movie mogul.
Until his fall, Tsujihara had been the architect of successes including Wonder Woman and Aquaman, and was forced out on March 18 just two weeks after being given an expanded role in the company. He has denied he influenced casting decisions but said his leadership was a 'distraction' when he stepped down.
Kirk's road to becoming a public example of the casting couch began when she was 19 and moved from her childhood home in Bexleyheath, south-east London, to Los Angeles in the hope of breaking into Hollywood.
Living alone in a rented studio apartment, she embarked on a revolving door of auditions and acting classes to build on her time at stage school at the Italia Conti School of Acting in London.
'It was really scary and lonely. It was tough because I had no family or friends there,' she said.
Within months, however, she had met Brett Ratner, the director of movies including the Rush Hour series of movies and X-Men: The Last Stand, who introduced her to Packer, 25 years her senior and married with a two-month-old daughter.
Packer is Australia's ninth-richest man, with a net worth of $3.4 billion, according to Forbes. His marriage collapsed and he later had a broken engagement with Mariah Carey.
Kirk and Packer began a months-long affair in November 2012 and in September the next year, Packer introduced Kirk, by then 21, to Tsujihara, texting her at midnight: 'I have the opportunity of a lifetime for u.
'Come to [the Hotel] Bel air now. U will never be able to pay me.'
Packer said she would be meeting 'the most important man u can meet'. Kirk made her way to the hotel - and met with Tsujihara.
Later, Kirk wrote to Packer: 'His [sic] not very nice! Very pushy!! He just wants to f*** nothing else does not even want to say anything!'
Packer responded, asking if she was okay and told her: 'Be cool.'
At the time, Tsujihara was negotiating a Warner Bros. deal with Packer and Ratner's RatPac-Dune Entertainment for $450million in movie financing. The Hollywood Reporter said the deal closed three days later.
Within months of moving to Los Angeles, Kirk met Brett Ratner, the director the Rush Hour series of movies and X-Men: The Last Stand, who introduced her to Australian billionaire James Packer. The two began a months-long affair in November 2012 and in September the next year, Packer introduced Kirk, to Tsujihara, texting her: 'I have the opportunity of a lifetime for u'. Pictured l-r: Packer, Ratner and Tsujihara in 2015
The messages between Kirk and Tsujihara, who remains married to his wife Sandy (pictured together), suggest a sexual relationship between the actress and the studio head in which he made promises that he would introduce her to influential executives and she would be considered for roles in movies and television
Tsujihara and Kirk had clandestine hook-ups at hotels around LA. In one message Tsujihara wrote: 'Wish I was doing something else.'
Kirk replied: 'Mmmm such as? …. I remember how good you were at Mmmm. Your a giver ;)'
She then texted him about potential auditions. Tsujihara said that he would talk to a colleague and then asked her to meet up with him the following week after a dinner he was attending.
'We're also beginning to cast some cable tv pilots that I'll look into as well,' he texted.
Around a year after the first meeting, the relationship appeared to have cooled but Kirk continued to send texts to Tsujihara, Packer and Ratner.
Kirk was later cast in small roles in 2016's How To Be Single and 2018's Ocean's 8, both made by Warner Brothers. Tsujihara has denied influencing her casting.
You know what u need to do. U haven't even come close to doing it. If you thought I would be so easily manipulated you're wrong.
Kirk to Ratner in July of 2015
She told DailyMailTV: 'Ocean's 8 was awesome. I was shooting alongside Sandra Bullock.
'I had some scenes with Sandra Bullock and there's downtime as well, so it was great talking to her. She was just a normal, humble, lovely person. How To Be Single, same thing, great cast.'
She added: 'I was still working my way up at that point and I hadn't done so much then.
'The lead roles were already taken so I auditioned for those two roles. My agent got me the audition. I walked in the room and got those roles on merit.'
In March 2015, Kirk texted Tsujihara and appeared to be unhappy about her role in How To Be Single, which starred Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson.
'Kevin? A two liner?? U have got to be kidding me!!' she texted, according to THR.
In July 2015, Kirk then texted Ratner: 'You know what