NBC Staffers Reportedly ‘Felt Forced’ to Sign Letter Supporting Brokaw

Tom Brokaw, shown in 2010, has been accused of groping and trying to forcibly kiss a former war reporter on several occasions in the 1990s. (Michael Nagle / For The Times)
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NBC staffers reportedly felt pressured to sign a letter supporting longtime NBC News journalist Tom Brokaw after he was accused of sexual misconduct last week.

The petition — spearheaded by Goldman Sachs exec Liz Bowyer, who worked as a producer on Brokaw’s documentary unit at the network —  stated that Brokaw treated the staffers whose names it bore “with fairness and respect” and characterized him as “a man of tremendous decency and integrity.”

Prominent personalities including Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Mika Brzezinski and Maria Shriver added their names to the list of 60 women last week, and scores more have added their names since.

However, an NBC staffer told Page Six that many “felt forced” to sign the petition meant to protect the peacock network’s “golden boy,” arguing that NBC’s reputation is tied to the venerated “NBC Nightly News” anchor.
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(The network has already taken immense hits this past year for passing on Ronan Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein exposé and seeing the downfall of “Today” show veteran Matt Lauer.)

“We had no choice, particularly the lower level staffers,” an unnamed NBC News staffer told Page Six on Monday. “The letter was being handed around the office and the unspoken threat was that if your name was not on it, there would be some repercussion down the road.”

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Published on May 1, 2018 at 1:39 pm by mikedup

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May 5, 2018 - 4:19 am

just saying version 2.0

“The letter was being handed around the office and the unspoken threat was that if your name was not on it, there would be some repercussion down the road.”

Translation: (We) females were harassed into signing Uncle Tom Brokaw’s agreement, which, if we did not, we would get dirty looks by management, and or colleagues.

Solution: If you don’t want to sign the agreement, then fine, quit your job, quit the business, too, and then, go and write a tell all book when you’re 100 years old ! Men are getting f*cking pissed off with this type of witchhunt !


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