Another Matt Lauer Accuser Comes Forward, Blasts Him For ‘Attempts To Slut-Shame And Rewrite History’

Former NBC News employee Brooke Nevils is firing back at Matt Lauer’s vehement denial of the allegation he raped her.

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Earlier this week, it was reported that Nevils accuses Lauer of rape in Ronan Farrow’s new book Catch and Kill.

Following the report, Lauer issued an open letter, pushing back on the allegations.

“It is categorically false, ignores the facts, and defies common sense,” he wrote.

Now, Nevils has responded, issuing a statement to NBC News.

“There’s the Matt Lauer that millions of Americans watched on TV every morning for two decades, and there is the Matt Lauer who this morning attempted to bully a former colleague into silence,” Nevils said.

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“His open letter was a case study in victim blaming,” she continued. “I am not afraid of him now, regardless of his threats, bullying, and the shaming and predatory tactics I knew he would (and now has) tried to use against me.”

Following the release of Nevils’ comeback came an equally scathing from another of Lauer’s accusers.

“I was deeply shocked and saddened by Matt Lauer’s letter yesterday in response to Brooke’s allegations of sexual assault,” said Addie Collins. Zinone in a statement to ET. “The seeming lack of contrition, misstatements, and threatening tone is an attempt to manipulate and control the narrative for his own gain. He is determined to undermine and tarnish the reputation of the brave women who courageously come forward. This is precisely why so many don’t.”

Zinone, a former NBC staffer who alleges she was also victimized by Lauer, continued: “Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a very private person. I had no desire to come out of the shadows from the pain his abuse of power inflicted on me in NBC’s newsroom. I never had, nor do I have, anything to gain in telling my truth. In fact, I have everything to lose, but when I realized I was not alone, I was willing to lift the veil on that time to validate the accusations of others. I felt it was the right thing to do.”

In her lengthy statement Zinone details how her children Googled her name “and found words like ‘slut’ and ‘whore’ instead of the philanthropy and military service I proudly pursued in 2002 in addition to my journalism career. Mr. Lauer’s attempts to slut-shame and rewrite history will not work. It is troubling he has no understanding of, or empathy for, the pain he has inflicted with his brazen and predatory abuse of power on young, vulnerable women who had no voice. But now we do.”

You can read Zinone’s statement in its entirety right here.

Lauer was fired from NBC News and the “Today” show in 2017 following an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct.

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