Matt Lauer Denies Rape Allegation (Again), Rips Into Ronan Farrow’s Reporting in Scathing Op-Ed

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Rex/Shutterstock Matt Lauer has penned a lengthy op-ed, venting his thoughts about Ronan Farrow ’s reporting and, once again, denying that he raped Brooke Nevils , the former NBC employee who said she was raped by Lauer in Farrow’s best-selling book, “Catch and Kill.”

Writing a piece for Mediaite , in which Lauer goes into meticulous detail, fact-checking Farrow’s book himself, the former “Today” show host says Farrow was “hardly an unbiased journalist” whenever he reported on NBC, calling his stories “salacious” and accusing him of using his reporting to promote his book, which went on to become a New York Times best-seller.

“What I found when I read the book was frankly shocking, and it should concern anyone who cares about journalism. This is not just about accusations against the former host of the ‘Today’ show,” Lauer writes. “It’s about whether changing social attitudes can be allowed to change the most fundamental rules of journalism. It’s about whether, as journalists, we have a responsibility to check facts and vet sources. It’s about understanding the difference between journalism and activism. It is about whether we are putting far too much trust in journalists whose publicly stated opinions impact their ability to remain objective.”

Aside from scrutinizing Farrow’s reporting, Lauer took the opportunity to, once again, deny the rape allegation made by Nevils, who first came forward in Farrow’s book. It was Nevils’ complaint that lead to Lauer’s swift firing in 2017, which was followed by Variety ‘s exclusive report , detailing numerous […]

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