"It is 4:00 am on the first day of my new life as an accused predator in the universe of American journalism", he wrote in the opening paragraph.
Following allegations of sexual misconduct against longtime NBC News anchor TomBrokaw - and Brokaw's denial of any wrongdoing - more than 60 of Brokaw's past and present female colleagues at the Peacock Network have come to his defense.
In response, Vester's lawyer, Ari Wilkenfeld, said she stands by her allegations, "which speak for themselves". I fully acknowledge that I acted inappropriately as a husband, father and principal at NBC.
Brokaw dismissed Vester as having had "limited success at NBC News, a modest career at Fox and a reputation as a colleague who had trouble with the truth".
According to the Post report, Vester, 30 years Brokaw's junior, said the anchor invited himself to her hotel room in 1994 despite her attempts to convince him not to. He offered a contrasting account of his meetings with Ms. Vester, denying that he touched her beyond "a perfunctory goodnight kiss". In it, he said, "I was ambushed and then perp walked across the pages of The Washington Post and Variety ... taken to the guillotine and stripped of any honor and achievement I had earned in more than a half century of journalism and citizenship".
As it happens, Brokaw addressed the topic of sexual harassment while appearing on a panel on MSNBC in December, the Washington Post said. The journalist said she reported the allegations to NBC's management team.
The Post story was part of a broader examination of sexual harassment issues within NBC News. She also mentioned she was Catholic as a way of rebuffing his advances.
Mr. Lack did not say whether the network had started a formal investigation of Mr. Brokaw, noting only that the anchor "emphatically denies" the claims. I don't recall saying, 'Ok.' I just remember being frozen.
In an interview with "CBS This Morning" in January, Curry said "verbal sexual harassment" was pervasive at the "Today" show. "Not in high school, college or thereafter".
Some of her relatives by marriage are very close friends.
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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