New allegations broke overnight and they are absolutely stunning. If these allegations are true, couldn't Matt Lauer now face criminal allegations? The story, from a new book by Ronan Farrow, who incidentally broke the Harvey Weinstein story, alleges Matt Lauer raped a former NBC news employee. The employee, named Brooke Nevils, was an assistant to Merideth Vieira, at NBC and during the Olympics in Sochi. Nevils alleges that, while in Sochi, she got drunk and went to Lauer's hotel room, at his request, and that is where the incident occured. The details are very graphic, but Nevils alleges that Lauer raped her that night. Read her account of the incident here: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/matt-lauer-rape-nbc-ronan-farrow-book-catch-kill-1203364485/
The story also states that is was Vieira who urged Nevils to take her story to human resources and executives with NBC News.
***Update to the story*** Matt Lauer has responded by saying, "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."
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