Matt Lauer Calls 2014 Winter Olympics Rape Allegations "Categorically False"

October 10, 2019

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Matt Lauer is firing back against what he called "false and salacious allegations" after it was reported Tuesday that he raped an NBC colleague at the 2014 Winter Olympics. In a letter sent to Variety, the disgraced anchor calls the claim “categorically false" and say sit "ignores the facts and defies common sense." He also characterizes the incident with Brooke Nevils as an "extramarital, but consensual, sexual encounter...The story Brooke tells is filled with false details intended only to create the impression this was an abusive encounter. Nothing could be further from the truth." For added emphasis, he wrote, "Brooke’s story is filled with contradictions. Which Brooke is to be believed?" Nevils' claim appears in Ronan Farrow's new book, Catch and Kill, which is an extension of the reporting he's been doing on powerful abusers in the #MeToo era.