Vister's lawyer, Ari Wilkenfeld, said Thursday night, "Vester" feels obliged to add their own story, not just to support the other women who have already complained, but to show that this problem is not a new one and NBC must prioritize listening to and protecting their employees who have been victims. "
Wilkenfeld also represents an employee of NBC News, whose confidential internal complaint is the dismissal of longtime" Today "show anchor Matt Lauer launched in November
"My client watched as a number of brave women volunteered have reported on extreme forms of sexual harassment on NBC, "said Wilkenfeld on Thursday night. "She has also observed that the company's response is not aimed at creating a safer and fairer workplace for women."
The Post cited Ann Curry, Laurer's co-host of Today, for two years on Thursday. She warned NBC News Management that "they have a problem with lurking and that they" should keep an eye on him and how he deals with women.
In a statement, Lauer said, "I fully acknowledge that I have behaved inappropriately as a husband, father and principal at NBC. However, I would like to make it clear that any allegations or reports of coercion, aggressive or abusive behavior on my part are always wrong. " NBC News said in December that it has launched an internal review of its workplace culture and hired an outside firm to conduct workplace behavior and harassment prevention training to" eradicate this problem at its roots. "NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said that the results of the review would be published.