In the TV show Succession, Ep 1, Season 1, Roman Roy teases a boy by promising one million dollars if this boy could hit a home run in a baseball game. It ends up with Roman tearing up the one million dollar check into pieces in front of the boy.
Logan Roy sends his lawyer over to the boy and his parents, and offers them one million dollars if they sign a non-disclosure agreement.
I am wondering how this will play out for the Roys. The objective is to prevent this immature and childish display of the Roys going public and attracting negative public perception, which may negatively impact their reputation and share price. But as we know, this boy will gladly tell his friends about this whole incident, so there is no way to prevent it from going public. It will be a matter of time for the news media to catch up with this.
I am wondering if signing a non-disclosure agreement prevents any news media from publishing it, even if they learn about it.