"She came in like a revolutionary and took people by storm."
The man is reportedly facing the courts again for possessing and distributing child sex abuse content.
It's been called "unacceptable" by a domestic violence expert.
"We apologise for this mistake."
NZME attempted to purchase Stuff from Nine Entertainment, but the network terminated its negotiations.
It's believed the sale will not need Commerce Commission approval as it is a management buyout.
The mystery buyer has made an unconditional offer.
NZME was declined an interim injunction against Stuff owner Nine by the High Court.
In a statement to the ASX, the network said all engagement with NZME has been terminated.