National Enquirer|June 8, 2020
DISGRACED former “Today” host Matt Lauer has come out guns blazing in his own defense, claiming the rape charges against him were not only false — but widely embraced by the #MeToo movement without proper verification!
The 62-year-old axed anchor was dropped by NBC in 2017 after a string of sexual harassment complaints and was later rocked by rape allegations made by Brooke Nevils — a former assistant to Meredith Vieira — who had traveled with him to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Now, Lauer is firing back, insisting his reputation was wrongly smeared in a media feeding frenzy that aimed to destroy him!
“On the morning I was falsely accused of rape [Oct. 9, 2019] — and before I could even issue a statement, some journalists were already calling my accuser ‘brave’ and ‘courageous,’” he said on May 19 in a self-serving online op-ed that clocked in at nearly 5,000 words!
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June 8, 2020