A former NBC colleague who has accused Matt Lauer of raping her responded to Lauer’s denial of her allegations. NBC News reports that Brooke Nevils released a statement after Lauer circulated a 1,400-word letter Wednesday denying he assaulted Nevils.
In her statement in response, Nevils said Wednesday: “There’s the Matt Lauer that millions of Americans watched on TV every morning for two decades, and there is the Matt Lauer who this morning attempted to bully a former colleague into silence. His open letter was a case study in victim blaming… I am not afraid of him now, regardless of his threats, bullying, and the shaming and predatory tactics I knew he would (and now has) tried to use against me.”
Nevils alleges in Ronan Farrow’s upcoming book, “Catch and Kill,” that Lauer anally raped her in his hotel room in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, as we reported previously.
Click here to read Lauer’s letter in full.