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Ann Curry Supports 'Credible' Brooke Nevils On Allegations Against Matt Lauer

By Gary Trock

Matt Lauer's former "TODAY" co-anchor is speaking out on the allegations that he sexually assaulted a former NBC colleague, and she's taking the side of the accuser.

Ann Curry released a statement regarding the accusations made by Brooke Nevils in Ronan Farrow's upcoming book, "Catch and Kill."

"Brooke Nevils is a credible young woman of good character. She came to NBC News an eager and guileless 20-something, brimming with talent," Curry wrote Wednesday afternoon on Twitter.


The ousted "TODAY" co-host added, "I believe she is telling the truth. And that breaks my heart."

As we reported, Nevils told Ronan Farrow that during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Lauer anally raped her in his hotel room after a night of drinking.

Nevils' complaint to NBC was the catalyst that led to Lauer's firing, even though he denies any abuse took place.


After news of Nevils' story went public, NBC released a statement:

"Matt Lauer’s conduct was appalling, horrific and reprehensible, as we said at the time. That’s why he was fired within 24 hours of us first learning of the complaint. Our hearts break again for our colleague."


Curry had an unceremonious exit at NBC in 2012 after appearing alongside Lauer on "TODAY" for less than a year.

Curry later revealed that before she was fired, she had gone to NBC executives after a female colleague came to her and reported Lauer had physically sexually harrassed the woman but was too afraid to come forward out of fear of being fired.


Curry has a non-disclosure agreement with NBC, but many believed Lauer played a major role in forcing her out of the network.

On Wednesday's airing of "TODAY," Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb also showed support for Brooke and condemned the alleged actions of their former colleague.

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