Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb opened this morning’s new installment of The Today Show with their reactions to a scandal that is both personal and professional:
A newly-reported rape accusation against Matt Lauer.
As previously detailed, a former NBC staffer named Brooke Nevils told Ronan Farrow for the reporter’s latest book that Lauer sexually assaulted her in a Sochi hotel room during that city’s 2014 Olympic Games.
According to Nevils, the ex-Today co-host (who was fired in November 2017 for sexual misconduct) pushed her down on a bed and asked if she liked anal sex.
Nevils then claims she said no, but Lauer ignored her declaration, didn’t use lubricant and raped hre from behind.
“It was nonconsensual in the sense that I was too drunk to consent,” Nevils tells Farrow in his book. “It was nonconsensual in that I said, multiple times, that I didn’t want to have anal sex.”
She said she “bled for days” as a result of the incident.
During the first hour of Wednesday’s edition of Today, Guthrie and Kotb responded to this allegation while sitting side-by-side, the latter in the chair formerly occupied by Lauer.
“I feel like we owe it to our viewers to pause for a moment,” Guthrie said.
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip