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Entertainment Today Anchors React to Matt Lauer Rape Allegation: 'This Is Shocking and Appalling' — Watch Video

18:45  09 october  2019
18:45  09 october  2019 Source:   tvline.com

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Matt Lauer accused of rape ; ' Today ' show hosts call allegations ' shocking and appalling '. " This is shocking and appalling . I honestly don't even know what to say about it. I want to say I know it wasn't easy for our colleague Brooke to come forward then, it's not easy now and we support her and any

Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb are posing for a picture© Courtesy of NBC

Today on Wednesday addressed detailed allegations leveled against disgraced former co-anchor Matt Lauer, who now stands accused of rape.

Lauer, who was famously and abruptly fired by NBC in November 2017 following claims of inappropriate sexual behavior, is now alleged to have anally raped former NBC News staffer Brooke Nevils when they were both in Sochi covering the 2014 Winter Olympics. According to Ronan Farrow’s new book Catch and Kill, Nevils eventually took her allegations to human resources, but they were characterized as being neither “criminal” nor “assault.” Soon after, her “work life became torture.” She eventually took medical leave and a payment in the “seven figures.”

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“I feel like we owe it to our viewers to pause for a moment,” Savannah Guthrie said during this morning’s Today broadcast. “This is shocking and appalling, and I honestly don’t even know what to say about it. I want to say that I know it wasn’t easy for our colleague Brooke to come forward then, it’s not easy now, and we support her and any women who have come forward with claims… It’s just very painful for all of us at NBC and who are at the Today show, and, you know, it’s very, very, very difficult.”

Co-anchor Hoda Kotb then turned to Guthrie and added, “I’m looking at you and I’m having a weird moment… We were sitting here just like this two years ago, and truth be told, Savannah and I did a little prayer upstairs just before, just to sort out what we were going to do, and I think it’s— it’s like you feel like you’ve known someone for 12 years — and I don’t know if you guys have ever felt like that — you know someone, you feel like you know them inside and out and then all of a sudden, like, a door opens up and it’s a part of them you didn’t know.

Matt Lauer's Accuser Brooke Nevils Tweets Her Thanks for Support After Sharing Her Story

  Matt Lauer's Accuser Brooke Nevils Tweets Her Thanks for Support After Sharing Her Story Nevils alleged that Lauer raped her at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Lauer has denied all allegations against him. The producer's claims were released on Tuesday, via Variety, where Farrow writes about Nevils' initial anonymous complaint about Lauer, which led, in part, to his Today firing in 2017."I want to thank the many survivors who shared their stories with me today and offered their support," Nevils tweeted on Wednesday, following the news. "It takes courage, and I am truly grateful."I want to thank the many survivors who shared their stories with me today and offered their support.

On November 29th, 2017, Americans woke up to the shocking news that Matt Lauer , a staple of the Today show for more than 20 years, had suddenly been fired by NBC News after the organization received a complaint from a colleague about "Inappropriate behavior in the workplace."

Rose McGowan, Kathy Griffin and more stars took to Twitter to weigh in on Matt Lauer 's termination from " Today " for alleged "inappropriate sexual The TV anchor 's colleagues, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford also shared their emotional reactions to the news live on air.

“We don’t know all the facts in all of this, but they’re not allegations of an affair, they’re allegations of a crime, and I think that’s shocking to all of us here who have sat with Matt for many, many years,” Kotb continued. “I think we’re going to continue to process this part of this horrific story. And as you said, our thoughts are with Brooke. It’s not easy what she did to come forward. It’s not easy at all.”

In closing, Guthrie said, “We’re disturbed to our core… We have a commitment to keep you informed, and we will continue to do that.”

Related video: Ronan Farrow book alleges Matt Lauer raped former NBC employee (Provided by Yahoo News):


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