‘It breaks my heart’
Curry stands by Matt Lauer’s rape accuser
Ann Curry declared she believes Matt Lauer’s rape accuser is telling the truth, revealing on social media it “breaks my heart.”
curry, who spent 15 years working with Lauer on Nbc’s Today show, came out in support of the accusation made by former Nbc news colleague brooke Nevils.
In ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill — Nevils claims Lauer sexually assaulted her during the 2014 sochi Olympics.
Lauer is denying the claim, stating that the affair was “consensual,” but curry is siding with the accuser.
“brooke Nevils is a credible young woman of good character,” curry wrote on Twitter. “she came to NBC News an eager and guileless 20-something, brimming with talent. I believe she is telling the truth. and that breaks my heart.”
curry warned Nbc about Lauer’s crude antics in 2012, when she told execs an employee confided in her that she’d allegedly been sexually harassed by the host, and that she believed the claim.
Meanwhile, curry “never made up with” Lauer after her June 2012 demotion from the Today show, as the uncomfortable situation left hard feelings on both sides.
curry still “believes Matt played a major role in her downfall,” an insider told the New York Post in 2015 of her exit from Nbc’s morning juggernaut after 14 years with the show.