Right Or Wrong? Someone is getting beat at work and tells other people. Manager tells him not to say anything. Right?

The manager was notified of the incident but he didn't make any moves, the person who was getting hit at work told others about it. The manager came to the person and yelled at them and told them to be quiet, the manager was also recording the incident. He said that if he told other people then people will... show more The manager was notified of the incident but he didn't make any moves, the person who was getting hit at work told others about it.

The manager came to the person and yelled at them and told them to be quiet, the manager was also recording the incident. He said that if he told other people then people will lie about it.

Was he right or wrong?
Update: Do you believe the boss is right about not telling other people? They are in a non-moving investigation.
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