Then-NBC star Matt Lauer despatched Ronan Farrow a congratulatory message lavishing praise on the creator’s Harvey Weinstein exposé — correct sooner than his private intercourse assault scandal exploded, in line with the journalist’s new tome.
In Farrow’s e guide “Catch and Kill,” due out Tuesday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist wrote that Lauer applauded his bombshell report in The New Yorker in October 2017 detailing Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct inside the leisure commerce.
“Ronan, it’s Matt Lauer. Let me be the 567th particular person to say congratulations on the very good piece!” the anchor texted Farrow, in line with the e guide.
Lauer was fired a month later amid allegations he raped a female co-worker. He has denied the accusations.
Farrow’s e guide reveals new particulars in regards to the alleged assault involving Lauer. He recounts NBC staffer Brooke Nevils‘ disturbing claims that Lauer raped her whereas the two have been in Sochi, Russia, to help cowl the 2014 Olympics for the group.
Nevils, whose id was publicly revealed inside the new e guide for the first time, suggested Farrow that Lauer invited her once more to his lodge room, then anally raped her no matter her repeated protestations.
Lauer has since often known as the incident “consensual.
“There was utterly nothing aggressive about that encounter,” Lauer talked about in assertion. “Brooke did not do or say one thing to object.”