Brokaw pens email denying charges

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Curry, who worked at "Today" for 15 years and co-anchored alongside Lauer in 2011 and 2012, has previously painted a bleak portrait of the environment at the show once co-hosted with Lauer.

Savannah Guthrie anchored tonight's newscast, filling in for Lester Holt, with Kate Snow reporting on their longtime colleague.

Vester has said she came forward in part because of NBC's failure to hire outside investigators to look into workplace issues at the company.

On Thursday, Variety and the Washington Post published stories in which Brokaw was accused of sexually harassing an NBC News journalist in the 1990s. I was in NY on assignment for Weekend Today.

Former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw wrote an email to colleagues defending himself in the wake of sexual harassment allegations dating back to the 1990s, according to multiple reports.

Brokaw has denied the allegations and attempted to counter each of her claims in the letter he sent to NBC colleagues.

Ms. Vester's attorney, Ari Wilkenfeld, said, "My client stands by the allegations, which speak for themselves".

Brokaw denied sexual misconduct charges and told friends in a late-night email that he felt "ambushed and then perp walked" in the media as an avatar of male misogyny and stripped of his honor and achievement.

As it happens, Brokaw addressed the topic of sexual harassment while appearing on a panel on MSNBC in December, the Washington Post said.

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She said Brokaw went to her NY hotel room once in the mid-1990s, proposed an affair and tried to forcibly kiss her.

After Today show host Matt Lauer was sacked previous year, Lack said at the time that an internal review was underway to determine "what happened and what we can do to build a culture of greater transparency, openness and respect for each other".

CBS News was unable to reach NBC for comment.

"A woman approached me and asked me tearfully if I could help her", Curry said.

The Post reported that it had talked to 12 current or former NBC staffers who said they were sexually harassed at the network but did not report it to anyone. She also said she was not surprised about the allegations against Lauer. That move she so vividly describes is NOT WHO I AM.

In the letter, Brokaw said "I am not a ideal person". Vester remained at Fox News until 2006.

As I remember, she was at one end of a sofa, I was at the other.

In his memo Friday, Mr. Lack said the review-led by NBC General Counsel Kim Harris, whom he said "has extensive experience in conducting reviews of this kind"-is nearing its conclusion, with findings to be shared as soon as next week".

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