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Matt Lauer's Accuser Comes Forward in Ronan Farrow's Book, Says He Raped Her

Matt Lauer's Accuser Comes Forward in Ronan Farrow's Book, Says He Raped Her

The woman who previously anonymously accused Matt Lauer of sexual misconduct has come forward in a new book by Ronan Farrow.

Brooke Nevils, a former NBC News employee, has provided in-depth details of her alleged encounter with Lauer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. She says that she was anally raped by the former Today host in his hotel room, according to excerpts from “Catch and Kill” provided to Variety.

At the time, Nevils was working with former Today co-anchor Meredith Vieira and the two of them ran into Lauer at the hotel bar. She says that Lauer took her press credential as a joke and she went back to his hotel room to retrieve it. She then went back to the hotel room again after he invited her back, expecting a friendly experience.

Nevils says that when she arrived back in the hotel room that Lauer pushed her against the door and kissed her. He then allegedly pushed her onto the bed and asked if she likes anal sex, which she “declined several times.” Farrow writes in his book that Lauer “just did it.”

Lauer, she said, didn’t use lubricant. The encounter was excruciatingly painful. ‘It hurt so bad. I remember thinking, Is this normal?’ She told me she stopped saying no, but wept silently into a pillow,” Farrow wrote in the book. He says that she “bled for days.” Nevils said, “It was nonconsensual in the sense that I was too drunk to consent. It was nonconsensual in that I said, multiple times, that I didn’t want to have anal sex.”

Nevils says that she had more sexual encounters with Lauer when they arrived back in New York City and that she was terrified of the control that he had over her career.

Eventually, Nevils reported what happened to her bosses and she says nothing happened until the post-Harvey Weinstein era. To read more, head to Variety.com.

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