Brooke Nevils is firing back at Matt Lauer after he shared a letter shaming her, and denying any sexual assault amid her rape claims.
On Wednesday, October 9, she released a statement, which aired on NBC Nightly News saying, “There’s the 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.”
“His open letter was a case study in victim blaming,” Nevils, 32, added. “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.”
On Twitter, she also showed gratitude for her supporters.
“I want to thank the many survivors who shared their stories with me today and offered their support. It takes courage, and I am truly grateful,” Nevils wrote.
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Her statement came hours after Lauer, 61, shared an open letter, published by Variety, denying any non-consensual sex with Nevils, and accusing her of trying to get revenge on him after he ended their affair badly.
“At no time, during or after her multiple visits to my apartment, did she express in words or actions any discomfort with being there, or with our affair,” he said. “She also went out of her way to see me several times in my dressing room at work, and on one of those occasions, we had a sexual encounter. It showed terrible judgment on my part, but it was completely mutual and consensual,” the former Today Show co-anchor wrote.
Lauer — who recently finalized his divorce from Annette Roque — added that after months of being intimate, Nevils continued to seek him out to continue their affair, but he ignored her advances and stopped communicating with her, because he wanted to focus on his family and pretend their romance never happened.
Nevils, in her interview with Ronan Farrow for his new book “Catch and Kill,” said that she felt ashamed about going back to Lauer after the alleged rape …
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