Current and former colleagues at the NBC News Special Rapporteur defended his character after allegations that he molested two women at NBC News in the 1990s.
One day, after two women claimed that Tom Brokaw had sexually molested her at NBC News in the 1990s, a squad of journalists like Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, and Maria Shriver signed a letter calling the veteran a "man of great decency "and integrity.
In the letter sent on Friday, current and former colleagues of the NBC News Special Rapporteur write: "Tom treated each and every one of us with fairness and respect. He has given each of us opportunities for advancement and worked for us in our careers. "
The signers, who write that they have worked with Brokaw over four decades, add:" As we have progressed in industries ̵
Despite his support for the accused journalist, the letter claims that each of the signatories would "vouch for it" the conversation about abuse of power in the workplace. "
The letter arrives just hours after an e-mail, the Brokaw a handful of NBC News – has sent colleagues who reject the allegations strictly and the press will be leaked.
The journalist, who was an anchor at NBC Nightly News when he allegedly subjected two women to unwanted advances, wrote that he was "angry, hurt and unmoored by what I thought would be the last section of my life and career "and claimed to be in the headlines" attacked "and" perp gone ".
The allegations first appeared in a Washington Post story on Thursday, where former NBC correspondent Lynda Vester accused Brokaw of having invited herself into her hotel room and asked her to begin an affair with him and a violent kiss to try her. An anonymous source who said she was a production assistant in the 1990s said Brokaw once put her in a small enclave, put her hands on his chest and invited her to his office. The story also contained new allegations about Matt Lauer, the disgraced former co-host of The Today Show who was also accused of sexual misconduct.
Read the following full letter.
Subject: Letter on Tom Brokaw
As professional women, we fully support the conversation about abuse of power in the workplace. In the context of this conversation, we would like to share our views on working with Tom Brokaw.
We are current and former colleagues of Tom & # 39; s who have worked with him over a four-decade period. We are producers, correspondents, anchors, directors, executives, researchers, personal assistants, editors and technical staff.
Tom treated each of us with fairness and respect. He has given each of us opportunities for advancement and promoted our achievements throughout our career. As we evolved across industries such as news, publications, law, business, and government, Tom was a valued source of advice and support. We know him as a man of great decency and integrity.
Anne Binford Allen
Heather Allan  Marilyn Altman
Christine Colvin Casper
Linda Ellman  Judy Farinet
Mary Laurence Flynn
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Susan Morris Holey
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