The former NBC employee Brooke Nevils accuses Matt Lauer of rape. Nevils’ complaint led to Lauer’s November 2017 firing within 24 hours.
We all know the case where Brooke Nevils accused Matt Lauer of rape in Ronan Farrow’s new book “Catch and Kill. Later, Matt Lauer denies and slams the news anchor on denial.
What does Brooke Nevils say about this??
Nevils gave away an open talk to various media platforms; she said, “There’s the Matt Lauer that millions of Americans watched on TV every morning for two decades, and there is Matt Lauer who this morning attempted to bully a former colleague into silence. His open letter was a case study in victim-blaming”.
I want to thank the many survivors who shared their stories with me today and offered their support. It takes courage, and I am truly grateful.
— Brooke Nevils (@BrookeNevils) October 9, 2019
“I am not afraid of him now, regardless of his threats, bullying, and shaming and predatory tactics I knew he would (and now has) tried to use against me,” says the anchor.
On her Twitter page, Brooke shares her thoughts and experience on how she feels. She tweeted, “I want to thank the many survivors who shared their stories with me today and offered their support. It takes courage, and I am truly grateful.”
The 35-year-old news anchor talks about sexual harassment, and she also thanked everyone who shared their life experiences with her. She says that it takes real courage to speak and share about this. Brooke thanks everyone who supported her.
On October 15, Farrow’s book is published. In the Nevils talks about what happened. She openly accuses Matt Lauer of rape at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where she was working with former “Today” co-anchor Meredith Vieira.
Nevils spoke on the record with Farrow, she tells about the night in Sochi where Lauer anally raped her in his hotel room.
Brooke’s side of the story:
According to Nevils, she ran into Matt while having drinks with Vieira at the hotel bar where the NBC News team was staying. They had six shots of vodka, and Nevils goes to Matt’s room to retrieve her press credentials. That is when all hell breaks loose.
In the book, Farrow writes,” She said that she declined several times.” Nevils cries and says, “It was nonconsensual in the sense that I was too drunk to consent. It was non-consensual in that I said, multiple times, that I didn’t want to have anal sex,”
What does Matt Lauer say about this??
On the other hand, Matt Lauer’s response to the whole situation was denial. He denies and claims it to be mutual. Lauer states, “I had an extramarital affair with Brooke Nevils in 2014…It began when she came to my hotel room very late one night in Sochi, Russia. We engaged in a variety of sexual acts. We performed oral sex on each other, we had vaginal sex, and we had anal sex. Each act was mutual and completely consensual.”
NBC News ‘s statement:
After all the chaos, NBC News’s report says,” Matt Lauer’s conduct was appalling, horrific and reprehensible, as we said at the time. That’s why he was fired within 24 hours of our first learning of the complaint. Our hearts break again for our colleague.”