Tens of current and former colleagues NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw have come out in support of the former anchor amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
On Thursday, two women accused the 78-year-old of inappropriate advances in the 1990s. Brokaw has denied the allegations.
Now, 64 women, including Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Maria Schriver, have signed a letter vouching for Brokaw, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We are current and former colleagues of Tom’s, who have worked with him over a period spanning four decades,” the letter said. “We are producers, correspondents, anchors, directors, executives, researchers, personal assistants, editors and technical staff.”
“Tom has treated each of us with fairness and respect. He has given each of us opportunities for advancement and championed our successes throughout our careers,” the letter continued. “As we have advanced across industries — news, publishing, law, business and government — Tom has been a valued source of counsel and support. We know him to be a man of tremendous decency and integrity.”
The signatories also made clear their understanding of the current post-#MeToo moment, writing, “As professional women, we fully endorse the conversation around abuse of power in the workplace.”