Tom Brokaw disputes sexual misconduct claims, rails against media

2 former NBC employees say anchor Tom Brokaw made unwanted advances

2 former NBC employees say anchor Tom Brokaw made unwanted advances

Lauer's statement follows two new allegations of sexual harassment against the former Today anchor, which The Washington Post reported Thursday alongside sexual harassment allegations against Tom Brokaw. It comes on the heels of reports in the Washington Post and Variety that Brokaw made unwanted sexual advances to former NBC News anchor Linda Vester in the mid-1990s.

Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell were among the current and former colleagues of Tom Brokaw that signed a letter defending him against recent allegations of sexual harassment.

Tom Brokaw says he did not intend for this "rough draft" of a letter to be widely read. Brokaw wrote that Vester sought him out for the meeting in the NY hotel room, a characterization she rejects.

"This morning Tom Brokaw informed us of his decision to withdraw as our undergraduate commencement speaker", Sacred Heart President John Petillo said in a statement ahead of the CT university's May 13 ceremony.

"I am facing a long list of grievances from a former colleague who left NBC News angry that she had failed in her pursuit of stardom".

"A woman approached me and asked me tearfully if I could help her", Curry said.

In an email to friends and colleagues on Friday, Mr. Brokaw, who anchored "Nightly News" for more than two decades and now is a special correspondent with the network, confirmed he went to her hotel.

Lack said in the letter, which NBC sent to Reuters, that Brokaw "emphatically denies" the allegations.

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The women wrote that they know Brokaw "to be a man of tremendous decency and integrity".

"I have made no public comments on the many false stories from anonymous or biased sources that have been reported about me over these past several months.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", he said in a statement to The Washington Post on Wednesday.

Tom Brokaw wrote of being "ambushed and then perp walked" in both The Post and Variety.

The network has previously been rocked by a sexual misconduct scandal that resulted in the firing of longtime "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer.

But Ellison said a second unnamed NBC employee described another incident around the same time.

Lauer was sacked by NBC in November after he was accused by a colleague of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace".

A company might want to keep its probe internal because it doesn't want to spend the money to go outside, or because it doesn't believe the problem is serious enough to warrant it, she said.

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