Matt Lauer Denies ‘False and Salacious’ Rape Allegation, Claims Affair Was ‘Consensual’



Matt Lauer penned a letter on Wednesday morning, staunchly denying former NBC News co-worker Brooke Nevils’ allegations that he raped her in his hotel room at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Lauer says the accusation — as detailed in Ronan Farrow’s new book, “Catch and Kill” — is “categorically false, ignores the facts, and defies common sense,” calling the encounter with Nevils an “extramarital affair.” He dismisses the claims as “part of a promotional effort to sell a book.”

In the book, obtained by Variety, Nevils said Lauer anally raped her one night in Sochi, Russia. Lauer calls the act “consensual.” “We performed oral sex on each other, we had vaginal sex, and we had anal sex. Each act was mutual and completely consensual,” he writes. Lauer claims the encounter marked the beginning of an affair that continued when they returned to New York.

Nevils doesn’t deny that they had additional sexual encounters, but describes them as “completely transactional” due to their power dynamics.

Lauer also denied that his office desk at “Today” had a hidden button that allowed him to lock his door from the inside.

“It would have been impossible to confine anyone in my office, for any purpose, and I have never attempted to make anyone feel as if they were confined in my office,” he says. “I have never assaulted anyone or forced anyone to have sex. Period.”

Nevils’ complaint led to his firing from the “Today” show nearly two years ago.

“For two years, the women with whom I had extramarital relationships have abandoned shared responsibility, and instead, shielded themselves from blame behind false allegations,” Lauer writes. “And I will no longer provide them the shelter of my silence.”

Read the full letter, provided to Variety by Lauer’s lawyer, and the rest of the article HERE.


  1. After reading Lauer’s letter, I’m willing to cut him some slack…the number of visits they had after the initial ‘assault’ suggests she wanted to see him often.
    Sorry ladies, methinks she planned a big payday from Lauer or NBC…

  2. BOH, even though Lauer isn’t one of my favourites, I agree with you. I also recall Lauer calling Hillary out, and that is a no-no. You either become Arkancide, or toss a sex scandal at you. She’s well trained to handle that.

  3. Never saw Lauer live once but saw several segments of his highlighted later in the evening over the years and found him to be arrogant, condescending, and dishonest always attempting to influence the interview .

    Having said that I agree with Bag Guy, far too many of the “Me Too” women kept/keep going back for more . How much sense does that make ?

    No amount of SJW PC Psychologist Mumbo Jumbo can explain that away .

    As an example, Cosby May have been everything they say he was except once again the Accusers one after the other for reasons unknown continued to go back to him for abuse and more “Q”, why would anyone do that if you were truly abused ?

    Then “Me To” broke after Cosby had already been acquitted once and he was then all of a sudden guilty in a totally different environment .

    My guess is that if the original Trial had been held say seven years ago long before “Me Too” and then the second Trial had been held 6 years ago Again well in advance of “Me Too” Cosby would still be a Free Man enjoying his final days in peace .

    I would hate to think how many Men have been found guilty of offenses just on the say so of an individual without the supporting evidence required in every other Court of Law .

    Political Correctness Gone Mad can be a very dangerous thing .

    I am not saying any of the well known accused are innocent, I am saying however I believe no one should be convicted without irrefutable evidence in a Court of Law, even the most despicable character .

    As an example, I despise Al Franken but I wonder just how guilty he was, I would not have to see a friend or myself convicted in the Court of Public Opinion without a little more Hard Evidence .

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