Matt Lauer Accused of Rape by NBC News Colleague

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Matt Lauer accused of rape
Matt Lauer accused of rape

Matt Lauer’s fall from grace, a new report revealed the details about sexual assault allegations against the former NBC News anchor and a cover-up accusation. These reports published by CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan. In an interview with journalist Ronan Farrow for his new book, “Catch and Kill, it reveals. “Former NBC News employee Brooke Nevils was raped by Matt Lauer in his hotel room, at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Farrow writes Matt Lauer called Nevils to his hotel room after a night of drinks. When she was in his room, Nevils alleges Matt Lauer pushed her against the door and kissed her. Then he forced her onto the bed. Nevils said she declined several times, but he just did it. Nevils recalls the situation was harrowing.

Matt Lauer fired by NBC News because of “inappropriate sexual behavior.”

Nevils revealed, there was more this kind of situation with Lauer when he returned to New York, telling Farrow, “for this, I blame myself most. It was not a relationship.” Farrow says Nevils told colleagues and superiors at NBC about the incidents.

Nevils said she came to know NBC News president Noah Oppenheim and chairman Andrew Lack were emphasizing that the incident had not been criminal or an assault after firing Matt Lauer.

 

In Variety magazine, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Ramin Setoodeh initially revealed the story on the wave of sexual assault allegations against Matt Lauer in 2017. They also said NBC News executives knew about Matt Lauer’s alleged inappropriate behavior. Wagmeister said, “He used his power in these situations.”

NBC News said in an interview, “Matt Lauer’s conduct was appalling, horrific and reprehensible. That’s why he was fired within 24 hours of our first learning of the complaint. Our hearts break again for our colleague.”

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