Tom Brokaw, a 78-year-old longtime journalist on NBC, has received an emotional e-mail from The Hollywood Reporter allegations of sexual misconduct that a former colleague had brought against him earlier this week. denied. , Linda Vester, a former correspondent for NBC News and Fox News, accused Brokaw of going to her hotel room in the mid-nineties to propose an affair and forcibly kiss her by grabbing her neck. In another case, he tried to kiss her again in her apartment in London. She said she had "suffered as a result of years of humiliation and isolation." Brokaw compared the allegations with a "drive-by shoot".
In the e-mail, Brokaw admits he may have been leaning on his cheek in London for a nightly "good night kiss" and confesses that I visited her in her New York hotel room. "I should not have gone [to the hotel room] but I emphatically did not physically and physically attack them and proposed an affair in the language directly from pulp fiction," he wrote.
"I'm angry, hurt and unmotivated by what I thought was the last stretch of my life and career, a mix of written and sent journalism, philanthropy, and participation in environmental and social concerns that have always given me special meaning have given life, "he continued.
"More than 20 years after I opened her door for her and a new job at Fox News, she released a stream of unfounded criticism and attacks on me," he wrote. Brokaw is said to have named the then CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes on their behalf.
"She could not pick up the phone and say," I'd like to talk. I have problems from these two meetings 20 years ago? "Wrote Brokaw." Instead, she became a character assassin. Disappear the exaggeration and what has it achieved? What was your goal? Hard to believe that it was not much more. Look at me, as I do too.
Vester says she came, if and how she did, in part because of the way NBC was dealing with other sexual misconduct investigations in the company. "NBC directed an internal legal counsel to make the allegations to investigate sexual harassment that was made against Matt Later last year, instead of recruiting outside investigators to deal with it.
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After Brokaw's e-mail had been posted, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack wrote a memo to his colleagues and admitted Update on Lauer's investigation and the personal workplace training of the network.
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