Matt Lauer is breaking his silence on Brooke Nevils’s rape accusations. Hours after Variety published Ronan Farrow’s interview with Nevils — which is included in his new book “Catch and Kill” — the shamed Today Show co-anchor released his own statement.
In his letter to Variety, which Lauer, 61, sent through his lawyer, he denied all allegations of sexual assault while admitting to various extramarital affairs.
“Despite my desire to set the record straight and confront the individuals making false allegations, I wanted nothing less than to create more headlines my kids would read and a new gathering of photographers at the end of our driveway,” wrote Lauer, explaining why he’s stayed quiet about his scandal for the past two years. “But my silence has been a mistake.”
Apart from his initial statement after his firing, Lauer’s recent statement marks the first time he’s spoken of his sexual misconduct allegations since 2017.
“Today, nearly two years after I was fired by NBC, old stories are being recycled, titillating details are being added, and a dangerous and defamatory new allegation is being made. All are being spread as part of a promotional effort to sell a book. It’s outrageous. So, after not speaking out to protect my children, it is now with their full support I say ‘enough,’” wrote Lauer.
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He said that while he did, in fact, have an “extramarital affair with Brooke Nevils in 2014,” it was entirely “consensual” and lasted several months.
“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,” he wrote, referencing Nevils’s allegations.
In her interview with Farrow, 31, Nevils claimed Lauer lured her into his hotel suite after she was drunk off six shots of vodka, and anally raped her as she objected and cried.
“The story Brooke tells is filled with false details intended only to create the impression this was an abusive encounter. Nothing could be further from the truth. There was absolutely …
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