'A drive-by shooting': Tom Brokaw rails against sexual harassment allegations

30 April, 2018, 03:42 | Author: Barbara Daniel
  • 2 former NBC employees say anchor Tom Brokaw made unwanted advances

"In the context of that conversation, we would like to share our perspectives on working with Tom Brokaw", the letter began, according to Deadline.

Curry said there was no mention of the incident in Lauer's personnel file, and went on to say there was "pervasive verbal sexual harassment at NBC" while she was at the network. She said that once in a hallway in the mid-1990s, Brokaw approached her in a small enclave, commented that her hands were cold, then put her hands under his jacket against him and pulled her in close. Charlie Rose wants to host a.

"The meetings were brief, cordial and appropriate, and despite Linda's allegations, I made no romantic overtures towards her at that time or any other", the statement added.

Vester worked for NBC from 1989 until 1999, when she left to work for Fox News. "As I remember her try out on TODAY did not go well".

She told Variety that despite not being at fault, she "suffered years of humiliation and isolation" from the incidents.

In a statement released through NBC News, Brokaw, who retired as anchor and managing editor of "Nightly News" in 2004 and is now a special correspondent, said: "I met with Linda Vester on two occasions, both at her request, 23 years ago because she wanted advice with respect to her career at NBC".

"My client has watched as a number of fearless women have come forward to report extreme forms of sexual harassment at NBC", Mr. Wilkenfeld said in an email. And I felt trapped because he was undeterred by anything I had said before.

The allegation against Mr. Brokaw comes as NBC News, a division of Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal, is still reeling from the exit of Matt Lauer, who was sacked in November as lead anchor of its morning show "Today" after a network staffer accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior.

In the email, Brokaw said, "It is 4:00 am on the first day of my new life as an accused predator in the universe of American journalism". He allegedly also "pressed his index finger to [her] lips and said, 'This is our compact.'" After that, she said that Brokaw grabbed her head and told her, "Now let me show you how to give a real kiss".

Vester left Fox in the mid-2000s to look after her children full-time. "She has unleashed a torrent of unsubstantiated criticism and attacks on me more than 20 years after I opened the door for her and a new job at Fox News".

Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup. As a private citizen who married a wealthy man, she has been active in social causes but she came to Me:Too late, portraying herself as a den mother.

Vester spoke with both the Washington Post and Variety about her allegations. "But in this one woman piece of sensational claims they are trying".

Recommended:

  • Last Emperor Rises: WATCH Emelianenko KO Mir After 'Great' Meeting With FBI

    Last Emperor Rises: WATCH Emelianenko KO Mir After 'Great' Meeting With FBI

    Fedor, widely considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, will now face Chael Sonnen in the tournament's semi-finals. Meanwhile, Rafael Lovato Jr. locked in an armbar on Gerald Harris to get a victory a little over a minute into their bout.

    Goedert to fly with Eagles

    Goedert was McShay's top tight end prospect. "Carson has talked to us about him and he's excited", Roseman said. Dallas Goedert , a two-time all-American in the FCS, will move into a scarce tight end room behind Zach Ertz .
    Dhoni smashes sixes record

    Dhoni smashes sixes record

    However, Dwayne Bravo brought some relief to the CSK camp when he had de Kock superbly caught and bowled with a slower ball. Kohli's side was desperate to halt the charge from Bangalore when fast bowler Corey Anderson came into the attack.
  • NFL Draft: Where and when to watch the second and third rounds

    NFL Draft: Where and when to watch the second and third rounds

    He'll join Alexander in what could be a dramatically improved secondary with new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. The Packers have a history of drafting tackles in the middle rounds and turning them into effective guards.
    Jason Witten Likely To Retire To Become Monday Night Football Analyst

    Jason Witten Likely To Retire To Become Monday Night Football Analyst

    He and Tony Gonzalez , a first ballot Hall of Famer, are the only tight ends with at least 1,000 catches and 10,000 yards. The Cowboys do have nine remaining draft picks to spend within the next two days.
    Nintendo Has Sold 17 Million Switches & 10 Million Of Super Mario Odyssey

    Nintendo Has Sold 17 Million Switches & 10 Million Of Super Mario Odyssey

    Multiple sources have reported that 68-year old Kimishima will step down as president of Nintendo . The company also stated it expects to sell 4 million 3DS consoles in the same time period.
  • Facebook launches Messenger Kids 'sleep mode' for more parental control

    Facebook launches Messenger Kids 'sleep mode' for more parental control

    The app is there to make the kids more productive and this is how they can improve and build up good idea within their minds. But some child development experts have called for Facebook to pull it, saying it should not be making apps for kids.
    Wade, Ginobili will not be rushed over retirement decisions

    Wade, Ginobili will not be rushed over retirement decisions

    I've coached him now in this role now that I think none of us would have ever imagined in Wade would be coming off the bench. When it happened so quickly, he fit right in, and that just speaks to his humility, ' Spoelstra continued.
    Fortnite Season 4 Release Date: Find Out Theme and Release Date Here

    Fortnite Season 4 Release Date: Find Out Theme and Release Date Here

    Now, players are shocked to see that meteors have broken through the atmosphere and are beginning to impact the island. Some players even noted that there was a UFO in the sky, suggesting that there could be a possible alien invasion.
  • Great Day for European Bees

    Great Day for European Bees

    The ban prohibits all outdoor usage of the neonicotinoid pesticides clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam. For more than a decade, populations of honey bees and other key pollinators have been declining.
    'Schoolhouse Rock' composer Bob Dorough, RIP

    'Schoolhouse Rock' composer Bob Dorough, RIP

    Composer, arranger and singer Bob Dorough died on April 24 in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. Dorough was born in Arkansas and raised in Texas.
    Improved Manchester United can challenge for title next season, says Brown

    Improved Manchester United can challenge for title next season, says Brown

    Mourinho also said there was "no chance" that keeper David de Gea would be allowed to leave the club in the close season. At the moment I'm not ready to commit to anything else", Wenger said in his pre-match media conference on Wednesday.


Popular

Congrats! Glee's Lea Michele announces her engagement
Hopefully Lea and her new fiancé will find some time for wedding planning among the tour dates! "Congratulations. It's always going to be something that makes me feel good, no matter what's going on in my life.

Missing girl found, suspect shot himself
Authorities in Colorado say a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl may be headed to North Dakota . Officers had been in pursuit of Haskin after his 12-year-old stepdaughter reportedly disappeared on Wednesday, police said.

Modi-Xi 'Agree' To Joint Project in Afghanistan
As per the understanding, officials of both sides will identify the project in follow up discussions and work out the modalities. To handle the situations at the border, Modi and Xi have chose to work on making the mechanism strong.

Chennai Super Kings players who could earn an ODI call-up soon
Chennai would be pleased that most of their batters Australian Shane Watson , Ambati Rayudu , Dwayne Bravo , Dhoni are in form. However, for this, he has to overcome the challenge of the form of the players and the line-up of the opponent team.

What's next on Tiger Woods' 2018 PGA Tour schedule?
When is Tiger Woods' next tournament? Woods is also expected to play the following week at the Players Championship . The 14-time main champion started the 12 months at No. 656 on this planet rankings, however has climbed to No. 91.

Zidane, Lopetegui praise FC Barcelona's departing captain Iniesta
Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu said of Iniesta: "You have the eternal gratitude of Barca fans and the whole football world". Born in the village of Fuentealbilla in Albacete province, Iniesta moved to Barcelona's youth academy in 1996, aged 12.

Ford To Stop Selling Most Of Its Cars In North America
Ford will cut $5 billion from capital spending from 2019 to 2022, reducing it from $34 billion to $29 billion. So while we may not really agree with what the automaker's doing, it does make sense.

Transfer of Kathua rape case: SC stays trial till May 7
They only shouted slogans asking the state police's crime branch to "go back" and demanded a CBI inquiry, the report said. In its report, the BCI said lawyers did not obstruct Court proceedings and the media had misreported the incidents.

The White House Daily Chronicle, April 25, 2018
Cook also had strong relations with Trump's predecessor in the White House, Democratic President Barack Obama. China retaliated against an initial round of $50 billion (roughly Rs. 3.34 lakh crores) in tariffs.

Caster Semenya to be impacted by new IAAF testosterone rules
The rules, which start on 1 November 2018, would apply to women who race in track events from 400m up to the mile. The new IAAF rules could yet be challenged at CAS, including by Semenya or South African sports bodies.