What Did Brooke Nevils Say?
Brooke Nevils, a former NBC host, claims she was raped by Matt Lauer in 2014. In an interview with investigative journalist Ronan Farrow, she told how she was raped on two separate occasions. Nevils said she was heavily intoxicated the night of the attacks. She claims she went into Matt Lauer’s room twice.
NBC fired Matt Lauer after Brooke Nevils reported he raped her in a hotel room in Sochi in 2014
NBC fired Matt Lauer on Tuesday after former NBC intern Addie Collins came forward to say that he raped her in ’14 in Sochi. Nevils’ story is filled with inaccurate details that are intended to create an impression of an abusive encounter. Lauer has refuted the claims and denied the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. He also denied the allegations about his conduct while working at NBC.
Nevils, who requested anonymity after being fired by NBC, says that Lauer sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in Sochi. Nevils’ account of the encounter is detailed in Ronan Farrow’s new book Catch and Kill. The allegations are the first time the details of the incident have been made public.
While Lauer denied Nevils’ account of the events, she wrote an opinion piece for Mediaite in 2020 claiming that Nevils‘ story was fabricated and biased against NBC. The article was originally scheduled to be published after Farrow’s book was released, but was delayed due to the New York Times story.
The NBC news anchor was fired from his Today show in 2017 as the result of an anonymous complaint from a former employee. The sexual assault case was one of the most visible victims of the #MeToo movement. The alleged victim of Matt Lauer’s rape, Brooke Nevils, claims that Lauer forced her to engage in anal sex without her consent in Sochi.
Lauer denies raping her
After allegations surfaced in 2017, NBC fired Lauer. But the NBC News host denied raping Nevils in a lengthy statement released on Wednesday. Lauer says the affair was consensual and continued while he was married. The two have since separated, and Lauer said he ended the relationship by halting communication with Nevils. However, he says that Nevils continued to contact him after the divorce.
Nevils’s response came after Lauer’s lengthy defense of his alleged misconduct. Ronan Farrow’s new book, “Catch and Kill,” details the alleged incident. In the book, Lauer admits to having an extramarital affair with Nevils, but denies raping her. Lauer was fired from NBC in November 2017 after the incident.
After the first complaint, NBC received two more from women. The two women alleged that Lauer pushed the woman against a wall, kissed her, and pushed her into bed. The alleged rape occurred on a night out in Lauer’s hotel room after a night of drinking. Lauer denied the accusations in an open letter, but Insider’s investigation did not independently verify the allegations.
The alleged incident occurred two weeks after Lauer’s divorce from Annette Roque was finalized. While Nevils was reportedly seeking to continue the relationship after the alleged incident, Lauer ignored her advances and stopped communicating with her. Lauer claimed that he wanted to focus on his family. But Nevils felt guilty about continuing the relationship after the alleged rape. She told Farrow about the encounter several times. The two then met in Lauer’s New York apartment to continue the affair.
Nevils criticized Lauer’s victim-blaming comments
NBC fired Lauer in 2017, amid allegations of sexual misconduct. While Lauer denied the allegations, he did admit to an extramarital affair with Nevils. The former NBC news anchor has since apologized for his public silence. But Nevils has been hesitant to forgive Lauer, and she has been expressing her dismay at Lauer’s response.
In a letter to Fox News, Lauer denied the accusation of rape, but admitted to having an extramarital affair with Nevils. In the letter, Lauer said that he was merely trying to protect his children, and did not intend to vilify anyone.
Nevils reported the alleged rape to NBC. NBC fired Lauer the same week. She said that Lauer was abusive to her, and said she had never acted out of respect. She claims that Lauer raped her in Sochi, which led to her subsequent affair with him. Nevils went to Human Resources with a lawyer and filed a complaint. Lauer was fired within 24 hours of her filing the complaint.
Nevils’ statement cited the allegations as “shocking.” She said the alleged rape took place in 2014, but that she did not consent to it. Lauer also claimed the sexual assault was consensual and that Nevils “could not resist him.”