Brooke Nevils, the former NBC employee who accused Matt Lauer of rape, called his open letter defense a “case study in victim shaming” on Wednesday night.
NBC News on Wednesday evening published Nevils’ retort to Lauer, who earlier in the day slammed the accusations against him as “outrageous and false.”
“There’s a 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 wrote in the statement to NBC News.
“His open letter was a case study in victim blaming. 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,” she added.
In an interview with Farrow, Nevils said Lauer anally raped her in a hotel room while the two were in Russia to cover the 2014 Sochi Olympics.