NBC's Brokaw cancels United States university speech after impropriety claims

NBC's Brokaw cancels United States university speech after impropriety claims

NBC's Brokaw cancels United States university speech after impropriety claims

"My client has watched as a number of courageous women have come forward to report extreme forms of sexual harassment at NBC", Mr. Wilkenfeld said in an email.

The Hollywood Reporter obtained the email, which they report the 78-year-old Brokaw "sent to a handful of NBC News colleagues".

Savannah Guthrie anchored tonight's newscast, filling in for Lester Holt, with Kate Snow reporting on their longtime colleague.

Variety reported that Vester said Brokaw "tried to force her to kiss him on two separate occasions".

"I am facing a long list of grievances from a former colleague who left NBC News angry that she had failed in her pursuit of stardom". She said that a female staff member approached her about Lauer's actions and needed help in dealing with him, saying, "She was afraid of losing her job".

In a statement to The Post, Vester's lawyer said that "my client stands by the allegations which speak for themselves". Brokaw, who has been married since 1962 and retired from the media giant 14 years ago, denies the allegations. Brokaw told the Post "no such incident happened".

He then allegedly put his hand behind her neck, gripped her head, and stated, "Now let me show you how to give a real kiss", before jerking her head toward his. "Tom has treated each of us with fairness and respect", they wrote.

The report also detailed the claims of an anonymous woman who told the Post that Brokaw acted inappropriately toward her during her time as a production assistant in the 1990s.

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As I remember, she was at one end of a sofa, I was at the other.

NBC News fired Lauer in November after another staffer complained about his inappropriate conduct starting at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

The women wrote that they know Brokaw "to be a man of tremendous decency and integrity".

Signers of a letter in support of Brokaw include some of the network's biggest names, including Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Mika Brzezinski and Maria Shriver, according to reports. She told both publications she's speaking out now because she believes her story shows that the network had a workplace culture problem long before it fired Lauer in November of previous year.

But Ellison said a second unnamed NBC employee described another incident around the same time.

"Once again, our highest priority is to ensure we have a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected", Lack said.

An NBC spokesman told The Washington Post there is no record of Curry's complaint and it was not noted in Lauer's personnel file.

"NBC is a sophisticated company", Drobac said, "and yet its response is a bit backward".

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