‘It breaks my heart’

Curry stands by Matt Lauer’s rape accuser

Edmonton Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

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.

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