Two Women Accuse Tom Brokaw Of Sexual Harassment
NBC's Tom Brokaw Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Two Women Including Former NBC Anchor
- NBC broadcaster Tom Brokaw has been accused of sexual harassment.
- Former NBC News anchor Linda Veter and an anonymous woman alleged Brokaw of the inappropriate behavior.
- Brokaw has denied the allegations published in The Washington Post and Variety.
- The Post also reported new allegations against the former NBC news anchor Matt Lauer who was fired after a series of accusations last year.
Two women have come forward with the sexual harassment allegations against the famous NBC broadcaster Tom Brokaw. The women have opened up about the misconduct with The Washington Post and Variety which reported the news Thursday evening.
Former NBC News war reporter Linda Vester claimed Brokaw made some unwanted sexual advances towards her and arriving at her hotel room and trying to kiss her in 1994.
Furthermore, Vester alleged Brokaw groped her in a conference room when he walked in and grabbed her from behind and tickled at her waist in 1993. She told Variety,
Nobody acted like anything wrong was happening, but I was humiliated.
Vester told Variety that she had come forward with the allegation now to show that the NBC network had had a workplace culture problem long before Matt Lauer was fired over sexual misconduct allegations last November.
Another woman, who spoke to The Washington Post on condition of anonymity told Brokaw approached her and put her hand on his chest in the mid-90s when she was a production assistant. She added Brokaw invited her to his office later to talk about her career, but she didn't go and didn't report the incident to anyone before she left the network.
Brokaw denied any wrongdoing in a statement to the Post and Variety where he denied any incident with the production assistant had ever occurred and making ''romantic overtures'' toward Vester as well. Brokaw 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.
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 Washington Post also reported more allegations against the former NBC Today host, Matt Lauer, including a woman saying the former broadcaster ''exposed himself in his office and asked her to touch him.'' Another woman accused Lauer of having sex with her in middle of the day in his office, but Lauer declined all the accusation saying the allegation ''absolutely false.''