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'A drive-by shooting': Tom Brokaw rails against sexual harassment allegations

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Heather Davidson | 30 April, 2018, 03:41

Responding to sexual misconduct charges, NBC's Tom Brokaw complains of being "ambushed and then perp walked across the pages of The Washington Post and Variety as an avatar of male misogyny, taken to the guillotine and stripped of any honor and achievement I had earned in more than a half century of journalism and citizenship". He has been married to Meredith Auld since 1962 and has never before been publicly accused of sexual harassment.

"We take allegations such as these very seriously, and act on them quickly and decisively when the facts dictate", he said.

In response, Vester's lawyer, Ari Wilkenfeld, said she stands by her allegations, "which speak for themselves". He is now a special correspondent for NBC News.

The Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter both published the full version of Brokaw's letter refuting the claims by former NBC News correspondent Linda Vester.

According to reports by the Washington Post and Variety, Vester was in her 20s when veteran newsman Brokaw reportedly made the advances.

"He leans over with his index finger and puts it on my mouth to silence me and says, 'This is our compact, '" Vester said.

"This is one of the problems when we talk about corporations with an HR department being under leadership of someone who might or might not be accused", she told the Post.

Curry said there was no mention of the incident in Lauer's personnel file, and went on to say there was "pervasive verbal sexual harassment at NBC" while she was at the network.

NBC had no comment on Brokaw's letter. "I should not have gone but I emphatically did not verbally and physically attack her and suggest an affair in language right out of pulp fiction". She also said she was not surprised about the allegations against Lauer. Ailes, who passed away past year, left Fox News in 2016 amid sexual harassment allegations that he repeatedly denied.

"I don't think that people who were victims would feel particularly supported by going to someone and asking for help, whether that person was in HR or that person was a colleague", said O'Brien, who went on to work at CNN and who now runs her own production company. Vester remained at Fox News until 2006.

Daily sports headlines from across Gwinnett County, including high school, professional and college news. He allegedly also "pressed his index finger to [her] lips and said, 'This is our compact.'" After that, she said that Brokaw grabbed her head and told her, "Now let me show you how to give a real kiss".

Lack said the post-Lauer review is "nearing its conclusion", and said that "findings and further steps" will be shared with staff as soon as next week.

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