Former Seven News journalist Dylan Howard, who is now chief content officer at US magazine giant American Media Inc, filed proceedings against Nine last week alleging trespass.
The complaint follows Liam Bartlett reportedly filing a 60 Minutes story on Harvey Weinstein. Howard was also named as a defendant.
Howard and American Media sought court orders restraining Nine from airing footage obtained in the lobby of the publisher’s New York headquarters on March 7th.
But the NSW Supreme Court heard yesterday that the matter had been settled.
Howard, who was sacked by Seven in 2008 following controversy about the airing of AFL players’ medical records, was among those allegedly enlisted by Weinstein to uncover information about those accusing the movie mogul of sexual assault and harassment. He denies any conflict of interest.
Fairfax reports Nine agreed, without making any admissions, “not to broadcast or otherwise publish” footage obtained when its camera was “beyond the turnstiles located in the lobby” of American Media’s offices at 4 New York Plaza.