Brooke Nevils Says Matt Lauer Is Victim Blaming Her
As we previously reported, former NBC staffer Brooke Nevils accused Matt Lauer of anally raping in 2014. The ousted Today host later wrote an open letter defending himself, which Brooke has since publicly called a “case study in victim shaming.”
Executives at NBC News published a letter last night on Brooke’s behalf, which she wrote.
“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,” she wrote in the statement to NBC News.
“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,” she added.
In an interview with Ronan Farrow for his book Catch and Kill, Brooke said Matt anally raped her in a hotel room while the two were in Russia to cover the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Our hearts go out to Brooke and to any victim who has ever felt silenced.