"This is really the only organization that right now I would do this for. Because I do prefer to just be behind the scenes. This isn't a big ego moment for me. This is something very special, and that's why I agreed to be honored," Hearst said.
The studio announced the decision late Thursday after Hearst earlier in the day issued a lengthy statement condemning the project and Toobin's book, which she described as victim blaming and an attempt to "rewrite history."