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Tom Brokaw accused of sexual misconduct

Tom Brokaw accused of sexual misconduct

She said she is only coming forward now because she is not satisfied with NBC's handling of sex harassment allegations against its former "Today" host Matt Lauer. Tom Brokaw has been accused by Linda Vester of sexual harassment.

"It is 4 a.m. on the first day of my new life as an accused predator in the universe of American journalism".

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.

In a statement to The Post, Vester's lawyer said that "my client stands by the allegations which speak for themselves". Hard to believe it wasn't much more Look At Me than Me:Too.I am proud of who I am as a husband, father, grandfather, journalist and citizen.

In the letter, which was sent to several colleagues, Brokaw said Vester is a "character assassin" with a "grudge against NBC News".

Vester, who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News, told the publications that that Brokaw groped her and tried to forcibly kiss her in the 1990s.

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

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The Post reported Thursday that NBC planned a "culture assessment", but "did not hire an outside firm to conduct the investigation".

"Back then had she reported something like this, I don't think anyone would've blinked", said Sarah Ellison of The Washington Post.

NBC had no comment on Brokaw's letter.

Mr. Lack did not say whether the network had started a formal investigation of Mr. Brokaw, noting only that the anchor "emphatically denies" the claims.

But he said he "did not verbally and physically attack her" as described in the interviews. She also mentioned she was Catholic as a way of rebuffing his advances. Mr. Brokaw told the Post that no such incident happened. "I was shocked to feel the amount of force and his full strength on me". "Not in high school, college or thereafter". Vester remained at Fox News until 2006.

Vester's attorney on Friday reiterated this point in a statement written in response to Brokaw's letter, saying her client "observed that the company's response does not appear to be aimed at producing a safer and more equitable workplace for women". Vester told the Post and Variety that Brokaw, in both London and NY, grabbed the back of her neck and pulled her in forcefully in an attempt to kiss her.

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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