AceShowbiz - Ann Curry took sides with Brooke Nevils amid sexual assault allegation against ex-"Today" star Matt Lauer. The 62-year-old female anchor who previously worked on the NBC breakfast show took to Twitter to support Nevils.
"Brooke Nevils is a credible young woman of good character," she posted. "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."
Meanwhile, Lauer's ex-wife Annette Roque refused to be dragged into the drama. "Our client has asked us to tell you that now that the parties are officially divorced, her priority and only concern is for their wonderful children. Our client will make no further statements," her rep stated.
Brooke Nevils claimed in Ronan Farrow's new book that Lauer raped her in his hotel room during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. In response, Lauer admitted that he was involved in an affair with Nevils but insisted that every sex they had was consensual.
He said Nevils might be upset and hurt because he abruptly ended their affair and remained indifferent when she pursued him to rekindle their relationship. "I admit, I ended the affair poorly. I simply stopped communicating with her. Brooke continued to reach out," he said.
Nevils fought back, accusing him of "victim-blaming." She said, "There's a Matt Lauer that millions of Americans watched on TV every morning for two decades. And there is the Matt Lauer who this morning attempted to bully a former colleague into silence."