Sunday, 19 August, 2018

NBC Chairman Andy Lack acknowledges Tom Brokaw allegations in staff memo

Tom Brokaw is being accused of making inappropriate and unwanted advances... on 2 female co-workers in separate incidents in the 1990s Tom Brokaw is being accused of making inappropriate and unwanted advances... on 2 female co-workers in separate incidents in the 1990s
| 29 April, 2018, 01:14

Following allegations of sexual misconduct against longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw - and Brokaw's denial of any wrongdoing - more than 60 of Brokaw's past and present female colleagues at the Peacock Network have come to his defense.

Ms. Vester, in interviews with the Washington Post and Variety, said that in 1994 Mr. Brokaw, then the anchor of NBC's "Nightly News", came to her hotel room uninvited, suggested they have an affair and made unwanted advances, including an attempt to force her to kiss him.

News chairman Andy Lack addressed sexual harassment claims against Tom Brokaw in an email sent to employees Friday.

"Tom has treated each of us with fairness and respect", they explained.

After her time at NBC, during which Vester worked for the station in Washington, London, Chicago and NY, where she would latterly be an anchor on NBC News at Sunrise and MSNBC, the journalist was poached by Fox News. She said that once in a hallway in the mid-1990s, Brokaw approached her in a small enclave, commented that her hands were cold, then put her hands under his jacket against him and pulled her in close.

The report additionally detailed the claims of an nameless girl who informed the outlet Brokaw allegedly acted inappropriately towards her throughout her time as a manufacturing assistant within the 1990s.

An NBC spokesman told The Washington Post there is no record of Curry's complaint and it was not noted in Lauer's personnel file.

Matt Lauer has spoken out for the first time in five months since he was sacked by NBC over allegations of sexual harassment.


The colleagues add that they view Brokaw as "a man of tremendous decency and integrity".

Vester's attorney Ari Wilkenfeld said: "My client stands by the allegations, which speak for themselves".

Brokaw defends himself in an email, as 64 women colleagues sign a letter saying he is a man of 'tremendous decency and integrity'.

Previously, Lauer's firing was announced in a tweet from Today that also had a clip showing Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie breaking the news on the show.

NBC News said late a year ago that it was launching a probe into Mr. Lauer's behavior during his long tenure at the network.

A company might want to keep its probe internal because it doesn't want to spend the money to go outside, or because it doesn't believe the problem is serious enough to warrant it, she said.

She also wondered if people conducting the investigation haven't been distracted by other duties since it has been five months since Lauer was sacked.

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