Updated 27 April, 2018 3:31 PM EDT
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Former Newscasterhas withdrawn the school as the inaugural address of Connecticut University for allegations of sexual harassment. Sacred Heart University said Brokaw informed the Head Boy on Friday.
University President John Petillo said he respected Brokaw's decision to focus on the students at the May 1
Linda Vester, who served as War correspondent for NBC News, told Variety and The Washington Post that Brokaw was groping her and trying to kiss her violently in the 1990s.
The 78-year-old Brokaw, who has been married since 1962, has denied the allegations. 19659003] "I met Linda Vester twice, both at her request, 23 years ago, because she wanted advice on her career at NBC," Brokaw said in a statement to the two outlets that NBC News has issued. "The meetings were brief, cordial, and appropriate, and despite Linda's reproaches, I did not approach her or her for any other romantic approaches."
Another unidentified woman made similar claims to Brokaw.
Brokaw is replaced on graduation bywho serves as the head of Small Business Administration in President Trump's cabinet.
McMahon is a school donor and previously worked at the Catholic University Government
Vester, who reports from the Middle East and covered the Gulf War for NBC, was 28 years old when she was in Colorado in 1993 to make the visit Covering Pope John Paul II in the US
"We were in The Denver Office, and there was a conference room, I'm standing there, and Tom Brokaw comes in the door and grabs me from behind, tickling me by my side Waist up, she said Variety.
Vester said others were in the room, but no one "acted as if anything wrong had happened.
"He was the most powerful man on the network, and I was the youngest," she said.
Vester said in New York the following year, Brokaw sent her suggestive computer news in the office before later reporting on the phone that he would come to her hotel room.
Vester said she feels powerless to tell him not to come.
He grabbed me behind my neck and tried to force me to kiss him, "she told Variety." I was shocked to feel the strength and strength. "
She said Brokaw would have gone as she pulled away
Vester left NBC in 1999 to work at Fox News, where she remained until 2006.
Brokaw is the youngest of many media personalities who have been in the past few months due to He was accused of sexual misconduct, including his former colleague Matt Lauer, who left the "Today" show and the network after several women charged allegations.
Lauer has admitted that he acted inappropriately, but denies any forced or abusive behavior
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