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Tom Brokaw Rips Into Sexual Misconduct Allegations: 'I Am Angry'

Tom Brokaw is firing back after being accused of sexual misconduct by a former news correspondent.

The 78-year-old journalist was accused of making unwanted advances by Linda Vester in a Variety exclusive on Friday (April 27).

Tom has since written a lengthy defense and denial of the accusations in an email obtained by The Hollywood Reporter on the same day.

“I am angry, hurt and unmoored from what I thought would be the final passage of my life and career, a mix of written and broadcast journalism, philanthropy and participation in environmental and social causes that have always given extra meaning to my life,” he wrote.

“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 has unleashed a torrent of unsubstantiated criticism and attacks on me.”

See his full email below, via THR.More Here! »

Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former NBC Correspondent

UPDATE: Tom has further denied and denounced the allegations in an email. Read it here.

Tom Brokaw is being accused of sexual misconduct by a former NBC correspondent.

The 78-year-old journalist is accused of making unwanted advances by Linda Vester, according to Variety on Friday (April 27).

Linda alleges that Tom forcibly tried to kiss her, and groped her, in the early ’90s.

“I know when he assaulted me, which was the first week of January in 1994. I was in New York on assignment for Weekend Today. I was preparing to go back to Washington D.C., where I lived. And I was sitting at a borrowed desk, when I received a computer message from Tom Brokaw asking me what I was doing that night,” she said in a statement.

“I received three calls that night. One was from a friend. Another was from a source. And the third was from Tom Brokaw. He said he was coming over to order milk and cookies…I felt powerless to say no. He could ruin my career. I don’t recall saying,’Ok.’ I just remember being frozen. I went cold inside and started shaking. And I felt trapped because he was undeterred by anything I had said before. It wasn’t a request. He was insistent.”

Tom issued a statement in response to the allegations: “I met with Linda Vester on two occasions, both at her request, 23 years ago because she wanted advice with respect to her career at NBC. The meetings were brief, cordial and appropriate, and despite Linda‘s allegations, I made no romantic overtures towards her at that time or any other.”

For more on the allegations, visit Variety.com.

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Open Up in 'Today' Interview (Video)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are opening up about their lives in a rare interview with legendary journalist Tom Brokaw, which aired on The Today Show on Monday morning (November 2).

The 40-year-old actress and directer discussed how she used the same doctor to remove her ovaries who previously treated her late mother Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away in 2007.

“We had some of the same nurses, some of the same doctors,” Angelina said. “So, the doctor that did my ovary surgery was my mother’s doctor. And apparently my mother had said to her, ‘Promise me you will take Angie’s ovaries out.’ So when we kind of got together, we both had a big cry, and she said, ‘I promised your mother, and I gotta do this.’”

During the interview, Brad praised his wife’s bravery and courage.

“There was no vanity to my wife’s approach,” Brad said. “It was mature. ‘This is our life and we’re gonna make the best of it.’ There was a strength in that. It was just another one of those things in life that makes you tighter, and she was doing it for the kids, and she was doing it for her family so we could be together.”

Angelina Jolie & Her 'Unbroken' Stars Discuss the Message of the Movie on 'Today' - Watch Now!

Angelina Jolie and the stars of her film UnbrokenJack O’Connell and Miyavi – sit down for an interview on the Today show on Tuesday (December 9) in New York City.

The 39-year-old actress and director will also be featured on a special tonight on NBC titled Angelina Jolie: Unbroken, where she discusses the film with Tom Brokaw.

“You do want to send a message with this film,” Tom said. “About values, and about a different time in our lives.”

“We are losing these men and women,” she said of the World War II generation. Their commitment to their community, their family, their faith – it’s extraordinary,” Angelina said.

Watch below…

FYI: Angelina is wearing an Everlane cashmere tunic and Dana Rebecca Designs earrings. Miyavi is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna Couture.

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See a Preview of Angelina Jolie's NBC Special for 'Unbroken'!

Angelina Jolie sits down for an interview with legendary news anchor Tom Brokaw during the Angelina Jolie: Unbroken special airing on NBC on Tuesday (December 9).

The 39-year-old actress was asked about directing the movie, a job that many people turned down as they thought it would be too tough.

“I was reminded of that thing that I think we all know but don’t often listen to, which is that if you really follow your true self and you do something for the right reasons and you give it your best, that that counts,” Angelina said. “And I didn’t know if I was the best director for this, the right director for this. I didn’t have the skill set going in to handle all of the things that it would take to make this film, but I was going to learn because I really, really cared, and that matters.”

Tune in for the special tomorrow night (December 9) at 10/9c on NBC!

FYI: Angie is wearing Dana Rebecca Designs earrings.


See a Preview of Angelina Jolie’s NBC Special for ‘Unbroken’!