Matt Lauer has denied new allegations that he raped an NBC staffer while on location shooting the Sochi, Russia Olympics.
In a statement issued by the former 'Today' frontman's lawyer details his "affair" with a female employee. But, as Lauer does admit to the affair, he claims the woman pursued him and says they continued to have an intimate relationship after the alleged rape.
The woman, Brooke Nevils, told her story in Ronan Farrow's new book "Catch And Kill" and details how she was anally raped by Lauer in his Sochi hotel room.
In the book, Farrow reportedly writes Lauer invited Nevils to his hotel room after a night of drinking. Once in the room, Nevils alleges Lauer pushed her against the door and kissed her. He then pushed her onto the bed, flipped her over and asked her if she "liked anal sex." Nevils says in the book she declined several times. But she "was in the midst of telling him she wasn't into it when he 'just did it.'" Nevils says it was "excruciatingly painful."