Lack acknowledged the accusations against Brokaw, which were published on Thursday afternoon, as well as new claims lodged against Lauer.
Taking credit for his accuser's career and using it as leverage is a bad look, particularly when Vester was already an accomplished young journalist before she became an NBC foreign correspondent. "I don't want to do that with you.'" The Post corroborated Vester's statements with her diary from the time, as well as with a fellow former NBC coworker of Vester's who she confided in that night.
The women say he has treated all of them with fairness and respect, giving them opportunities for advancement and championing successes in their careers.
The colleagues add that they view Brokaw as "a man of tremendous decency and integrity". Of the 64 women, both Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell signed the letter. Variety ran a video interview with Vester that included some incidents not reported by The Post. In particular, she cited a night when Brokaw went to her NY hotel against her wishes, and that night he told her that he wanted "an affair of more than passing affection". She also worked with Brokaw on his best-selling books "The Greatest Generation" and "Boom: Voices of the Sixties".
"I should not have gone but I emphatically did not verbally and physically attack her", Brokaw said.
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Vester's attorney Ari Wilkenfeld said: "My client stands by the allegations, which speak for themselves".
But Brokaw, 78 and married since 1962, rejected Vester's accounts of what happened between them.
Former "Today" anchor Ann Curry told the newspaper that she complained to NBC management on behalf of a woman who alleged improper behavior by Lauer.
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Another big NBC News name is facing sexual harassment allegations - this time dating back to the 1990s. "So I left, 23 years later to be stunned by her melodramatic description of the meeting". He said that more than 1,600 NBC News employees have received mandatory workplace training, and there's still more to be done.
In his memo Friday, Mr. Lack said the review-led by NBC General Counsel Kim Harris, whom he said "has extensive experience in conducting reviews of this kind"-is nearing its conclusion, with findings to be shared as soon as next week".
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