Brooke Nevils released a statement slamming Matt Lauer for ‘victim shaming’ her in his three-page open letter Wednesday
‘I am not afraid of him now regardless of his threats, bullying, and the shaming and predatory tactics’ she said in a statement to NBC News
Nevil was working as a producer for Meredith Vieira when she said he attacked her in his hotel room while they were covering the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Now, she has shared more details of the alleged incident including the claim that he anally raped her after ‘pushing’ her on to his bed
The woman told Farrow she told him repeatedly that she did not want to have anal sex with him and that she was ‘too drunk’ to consent to it
She says he ‘just did it’ anyway and that she wept silently into a pillow then left
Lauer responded in an angry 1,400 letter saying it was a consensual incident which sparked their affair
The NBC producer who accused Matt Lauer of anal rape is slamming his 1,400 word open letter where he angrily denied her allegation and called the alleged assault consensual.
Brooke Nevil, 35, released a statement to NBC News, calling Lauer’s letter ‘a case study in victim shaming’.
‘There’s a 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,’ the statement reads.
‘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, a 35-year-old NBC producer, was was in Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics with him and Meredith Vieira in 2014 where she claims he anally raped her.
In 2017, she reported him for allegedly sexually assaulting her one night during the Olympics and it was her allegation that led to him being fired.
It was reported at the time but now, Nevils has agreed to be named and is speaking on the record to share more details of the alleged rape in Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill.
She claimed that Lauer – who was married at the time – pushed her onto a bed and had anal sex with her despite her telling him she did not want to after a night of drinking in Sochi. She said they were in his hotel room and he was wearing boxers and a t-shirt. Among other things, she said she ‘wept silently into a pillow’ while he had sex with her and that it ‘hurt’.
Lauer hit back in a three-page, 1,400 word response on Wednesday, saying that while they did have anal sex, it was consensual. He went into graphic detail about the Sochi incident and described others – including having sex in his Today dressing room – and called Nevils a ‘willing partner’.
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Source:: Daily times