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    Ex-NBC anchor Matt Lauer denies rape allegation in new book

    Ex-NBC anchor Matt Lauer denies rape allegation in new book

    09 October 2019

    Former NBC anchor Matt Lauer, once one of the highest-paid journalists on US television, has denied a former colleague's rape claim in a new book.

    Former TV producer Brook Nevils alleges the attack in Catch and Kill, by investigative journalist Ronan Farrow.

    Mr Farrow writes that Mr Lauer invited Ms Nevils to his room where he forcibly kissed and raped her.

    Mr Lauer - who lost his job in November 2017 - called the allegations "dangerous and defamatory".

    WARNING: This report contains disturbing details.What is the allegation?

    Farrow's new book Catch and Kill details a new claim from Ms Nevils, the previously unnamed former NBC News employee whose complaint led to Mr Lauer getting fired from NBC's morning show Today.

    Ms Nevils says that when they were covering the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, Mr Lauer invited her to his hotel room after a night of drinks.

    Once in the suite, she says, he pushed her against the door and kissed her, according to Variety magazine, which has seen Mr Farrow's book.

    She says he shoved her on to the bed and anally raped her.

    She said: "It was nonconsensual in that I said, multiple times, that I didn't want to have anal sex."

    Her sexual encounters with Mr Lauer continued when they both returned to New York.

    "This is what I blame myself most for," Ms Nevils said.

    "It was completely transactional. It was not a relationship."

    How has Matt Lauer responded?

    In a lengthy letter issued by his lawyer to Variety, Mr Lauer said he has refrained from speaking out until now on such "false and salacious allegations" in order to protect his children.

    He rubbished the claim as "part of a promotional effort to sell a book".

    He continued: "It is alleged that an extramarital, but consensual, sexual encounter I have previously admitted having, was in fact an assault.

    "It is categorically false, ignores the facts, and defies common sense."

    He continued: "There was absolutely nothing aggressive about that encounter."

    Mr Lauer concludes: "I have never assaulted anyone or forced anyone to have sex. Period."

    He was co-host of NBC's flagship Today programme for two decades.

    Shortly before his dismissal, he had signed a new contract with the network worth a reported $20m (16m) annually.

    How did the complaint come to light?

    According to Mr Farrow, Ms Nevils did not report the incident until 2017 as the #MeToo movement gained strength.

    Ms Nevils filed a formal complaint with NBC's office of human resources at the urging of former Today show co-anchor Meredith Vieira.

    Mr Lauer was fired the next day.

    But Ms Nevils told Mr Farrow that she soon learned NBC News executives were "emphasising that the incident had not been 'criminal' or an 'assault'".

    She took a leave of absence in 2018, before leaving the network.

    Mr Farrow writes in his book: "NBC proposed a script she would have to read, suggesting that she had left to pursue other endeavors, that she was treated well, and that NBC News was a positive example of sexual harassment."

    How has NBC responded to the latest allegation?

    In a statement on Wednesday, NBC said: "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 us first learning of the complaint. Our hearts break again for our colleague."

    Speaking on NBC's morning show on Wednesday, anchor Savannah Guthrie - Mr Lauer's former co-host - called the new revelations "shocking and appalling".

    Hoda Kotb, who was announced as Mr Lauer's replacement in early 2018, echoed Ms Guthrie.

    "We don't know all the facts in all of this, but they are not allegations of an affair, they are allegations of a crime," she said.

    Mr Farrow's book also accuses NBC, which formerly employed him, of obstructing his investigation into Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

    His reporting, ultimately published in the New Yorker magazine, brought about the downfall of Mr Weinstein and won Mr Farrow a Pulitzer.

    Mr Weinstein has been criminally charged and denies all accusations of nonconsensual sex.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49991747

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    This is a side story. The main story is how the NBC and its parent Comcast, tried to spike the Weinstein allegations. And about other, rather powerful and well known people who went to bat for Harvey.
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    How is this rape? She had anal sex with him in Sochi and continued the affair for how long after Sochi? A girl walks through the park one Saturday night. She is accosted and forced to have sex with a man in the bushes. She decides to visit the park every other Saturday evening for the next 6 months and continues to get pulled into the same bush. At what point do we questions the woman for going past the same bush in the park? If she was "raped" and is a "survivor" according to the #MeToo movement, wouldn't she have broken off the affair immediately after the anal sex?

    This reminds me of my first girlfriend. She gave a toothy BJ and I didn't like it but I would put up with it so that I could fuck her. I really liked the fucking part. Was I raped? Am I a survivor?

    Nevils said it was transactional sex meaning the she would climb the professional ladder as a result. That's pretty disgusting too. Besides, she is an unfortunate looking woman.

    Note to self. If I ever travel to Russia with co-workers, find a Russian escort.
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    Yeah Ms Nevils is clearly a lying douchebag. Matt should sue her.


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    I'm always suspicious of sexual assault allegations when someone just happens to be releasing a book at the same time

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    He's still a slime ball, plenty of other stories of him assaulting women at NBC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil C. McNasty View Post
    I'm always suspicious of sexual assault allegations when someone just happens to be releasing a book at the same time
    Well, a bleeding anus might be good for book sales. It's the kind of detail that tends to stand out.
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    Her sexual encounters with Mr Lauer continued when they both returned to New York.

    "This is what I blame myself most for," Ms Nevils said.

    "It was completely transactional. It was not a relationship."


    Yeah this is where she lost me......

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    I am tired of this bullshit claims, that take away from the attention and support real victims should be getting.

    People aren't stupid and her allegation is complete bullshit. I had 6 shots of vodka she said and that left her unable to consent. For fuck sales she wasn't a teen, and to no take responsibility for your bad decisions it's just stupid. Then you have all toxic feminist jumping all over this and excusing her poor choices and behavioral actions because it's always a man's fault.

    Many have engaged in annal sex, and the way she described it it wouldn't result in a type of injury that would cause that kind of blood lose, it sounds more like she had hemmorhoids.

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    Matt Lauer is a piece of shit and a slimey fuck.

    But in this case, he's the one getting fucked over.

    If you get raped, or you think you been raped, you go to the police. You certainly don't continue to enthusiastically fuck and suck the (married) guy who you believe raped you. (By all accounts she continued to see Lauer over the course of a year on a regular basis and continued to have regular sex with him. Sorry, in my world if someone has raped you, you don't keep sleeping with them for a year. You never see them again unless it's in court of law.)

    It seems that regret is being confused with rape here.
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    This is carnal $leaze at its's best. This lady should be well vetted by the next guy before he even tries to fuck her.
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    She has a face for anal, that's his defence.
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    https://www.tmz.com/2019/10/10/matt-...haming-letter/

    She's now claiming that she is a case of "victim blaming".

    Didn't she receive a "7 figure settlement" over this?

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    https://images.app.goo.gl/JRJddGxetjHQDSmS8

    That is one uggly woman, if I was him I say she raped me. Because I would have to be so drunk, to the point I can't consent to actually be with such an ugly person.

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    The victim blaming card in cases where it's clearly not true, is also becoming tiresome.


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