Matt Lauer Denies Allegation He Raped Former NBC Staffer

The Daily Caller | 10/9/2019 | Staff
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Former “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer slammed the rape accusation brought against him Wednesday.

Lauer confirmed he and Brooke Nevils had a sexual relationship, but denied any non-consensual sexual contact, according to a report published by Variety.

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The rape allegation was detailed in Ronan Farrow’s new book “Catch And Kill.” In the book, Nevils claimed Lauer anally raped her back in 2014 at a hotel during the Sochi Olympics.

“In a new book, it is alleged that an extramarital, but consensual, sexual encounter I have previously admitted having, was in fact an assault,” Lauer wrote in a letter provided to Variety by his lawyer Libby Locke. “It is categorically false, ignores the facts, and defies common sense.”

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Lauer claimed the encounter in the Sochi hotel room was the first of many that would occur over a span of several months.

“There was absolutely nothing aggressive about that encounter,” Lauer claimed. “Brooke did not do or say anything to object. She certainly did not cry. She was a fully enthusiastic and willing partner. At no time did she behave in a way that made it...
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