Matt Lauer’s Longtime Today Colleague Ann Curry Says She Believes Rape Accuser is ‘Telling the Truth’: It ‘Breaks My Heart’
Ann Curry spent 15 years working with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today show — first as a news anchor, and then later as Lauer’s co-anchor until 2012. On Wednesday, Curry declared that she believes the woman who has accused her longtime colleague of rape.
In a Wednesday afternoon tweet, Curry came out in support of the claim made by Brooke Nevils — who also worked at NBC News. Nevils — in Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill — accused Lauer of raping her during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Lauer is denying the claim, stating that the affair was “consensual.”
Curry, who spent five mornings a week with Lauer for 15 years, says she believes Nevils.
“Brooke Nevils is a credible young woman of good character,” Curry wrote. “She came to NBC News an eager and guileless 20-something, brimming with talent. I believe she is telling the truth. And that breaks my heart.”
Brooke Nevils is a credible young woman of good character. She came to NBC News an eager and guileless 20-something, brimming with talent.
I believe she is telling the truth. And that breaks my heart. https://t.co/k4LT3MEh5Q
— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) October 9, 2019
In 2012, Curry reported Lauer to NBC brass — stating that an employee came to her claiming she’d been sexually harassed by Lauer. Curry believed the claim and warned NBC higher-ups that they needed to “keep an eye” on how dealt with women.
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