Republic Records’ Charlie Walk
Alleged Extortionist Threatened Me …
Resign Or I’ll F*** You Up!!!
2/5/2018 2:13 PM PST
Republic Records honcho and ‘The Four‘ judge Charlie Walk claims he was being extorted before an ex-employee accused him of sexual misconduct, and says he has a voicemail to prove it.
TMZ has obtained a voicemail a source close to Charlie claims was left by radio exec Tom Gilligan. The caller, who sounds drunk, offers Charlie a “deal” — resign from ‘The Four’ and Republic and “nobody will ever say anything.” He claimed Walk hired hookers, and 3 women were ready to go public as part of the #MeToo movement.
Gilligan tells us he doesn’t recall leaving a voicemail for Walk, but does acknowledge he was drunk and upset with him around the same time. He claims Charlie had ignored his request to set up a meet-and-greet with Jon Bon Jovi.
Although the message was left about a month before Tristan Coopersmith went public with allegations against Walk — Gilligan insists he has nothing to do with her or an extortion plot. As we reported … Walk pulled out of ‘The Four’ finale, airing this week.
Walk’s attorney, Duncan Levin, says they’ve filed a complaint about Gilligan with the Manhattan D.A.’s office and submitted the voicemail as evidence.