Tom Brokaw Slams Sexual Misconduct Claims as "Sensational"

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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. "In the context of that conversation, we would like to share our perspectives on working with Tom Brokaw", the letter began, according to Deadline.

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

Longtime NBC News journalist Tom Brokaw is rebutting allegations that he sexually harassed and tried to forcibly kiss a former colleague in the 1990s.

On Friday, Brokaw sent a letter to NBC colleagues denying the allegations raised by Linda Vester, calling them "a drive-by shooting" and saying that Vester had a reputation for having "trouble with the truth".

Brokaw said that the accuser, Linda Vester, often sought him out on informal meetings, including the one she described in her NY hotel room.

Vester said she was in her 20s at the time, while Brokaw was 30 years older and one of the most powerful men in her business.

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

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Brokaw alleged that Vester "was given a free hand to try to destroy all that I have achieved with my family, my NBC career, my writing and my citizenship". Brokaw told the Post "no such incident happened".

Vester worked for NBC from 1989 until 1999, when she left to work for Fox News.

"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. She also mentioned she was Catholic as a way of rebuffing his advances. Brokaw, who has been married since 1962 and retired from the media giant 14 years ago, denies the allegations.

"I told management they had a problem and they needed to keep an eye on him and how he deals with women", Curry said. "Not in high school, college or thereafter".

In an interview with "CBS This Morning" in January, Curry said "verbal sexual harassment" was pervasive at the "Today" show. 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". That move she so vividly describes is NOT WHO I AM.

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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