Brooke Nevils claims in Ronan Farrow’s new book that Matt Lauer raped her in his hotel room at the 2014 Sochi Olympics
Brooke Neville, a former NBC News employee, alleges that former Today co-anchor Matt Laur raped her in her hotel room at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
In Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and Protectors to Protect Predators’ Variety Copy, Neville describes the incident in detail and revealed that he later reported the encounter to NBC was. In 2017, the network removed Lower from today’s position. At the time, Neville’s identity was kept anonymous at his request; This is the first time the full details of his allegations have been made public.
PEOPLE is out with Neville and Lauer for comment. Lauer refuses to rape Neville in a lengthy letter to Variety, saying that he has “extramarital, but sexual relations”.
According to an interview she conducted with Arts & Sciences Magazinewhile she still worked at NBC, Nevils, a Missouri native, graduated from John’s Hopkins University in 2007 with a double major in political science and the Writing Seminars. After college, she began her career as a page for NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
As a pageant, Neville’s job was to greet celebrity guests and get them on set on time for their interviews. Her most memorable day at work, as she recounts in her interview, is when Robert De Niro arrived on set.
Neville recalled that De Niro’s manager told him that the Oscar-winner’s wallet was left in the cab: “I can’t leave Bobby, you’ll get it back for me,”. After making nonstop calls and tracking down countless cabs, Neville managed to recover De Niro’s wallet.
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After the page expired, Neville moved Today Show host Meredith Vieira as a personal assistant on 10 Months Post. His daily tasks included bringing lunch and running errands, as well as collecting research for the famous journalist and helping him prepare for the interview.