NBC's Lack: Review of Lauer scandal near completion

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Brokaw quickly denied the claims, and received backing from NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack, who supported Brokaw in a memo to the network's employees, the New York Post reported.

Vester has not responded to Brokaw's recent comments.

"It is 4:00 am on the first day of my new life as an accused predator in the universe of American journalism", he wrote in the opening paragraph.

In a statement to The Post, Vester's lawyer said that "my client stands by the allegations which speak for themselves". "But as I write this at dawn on the morning after a drive by shooting by Vester, the Washington Post and Variety, I am stunned by the free ride given a woman with a grudge against NBC News, no distinctive credentials or issue passions while at Fox", he wrote.

In the letter, sent Friday, current and former colleagues of the NBC News special correspondent write that "Tom has treated each of us with fairness and respect".

The report also detailed the claims of an anonymous woman who told the outlet Brokaw allegedly acted inappropriately toward her during her time as a production assistant in the 1990s.

Ms. Vester, in a video interview on Variety's website, said Mr. Brokaw "grabbed me behind my neck and tried to force me to kiss him".

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Ms. Vester told the Washington Post and Variety that she was compelled to come forward all these years later because NBC hasn't hired outside counsel to investigate sexual misconduct in the news division-which in her view meant it wasn't taking it seriously enough. "Even though I know I was not in any way at fault in what happened to me with Brokaw, I still suffered years of humiliation and isolation", Vester said.

NBC News said late previous year that it was launching a probe into Mr. Lauer's behavior during his long tenure at the network.

"A woman approached me and asked me tearfully if I could help her", Curry said. She also mentioned she was Catholic as a way of rebuffing his advances.

Brokaw denied sexual misconduct charges and told friends in a late-night email that he felt "ambushed and then perp walked" in the media as an avatar of male misogyny and stripped of his honor and achievement. "I remained silent in an attempt to protect my family from further embarrassment and to restore a small degree of the privacy they have lost", Lauer said. "She couldn't pick up the phone and say, 'I'd like to talk".

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Vester told the Post she does not intend to sue Brokaw or NBC.

Vester was a correspondent and anchor at NBC until 1999, when she moved to Fox News.

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