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Matt Lauer's Accuser Brooke Nevils Attempted Suicide, Was Hospitalized '21 Times' Since Alleged Rape

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By Mike Walters

Matt Lauer's rape accuser Brooke Nevils says she attempted suicide and was hospitalized 21 times in the years following her alleged sexual assault at the hands of the 'Today' anchor.

The revelation was made in Ronan Farrow's new book, 'Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators,' where Nevils says she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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The Suicide Attempt

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"Over the past two years, Nevils had attempted suicide. She's been hospitalized for post-traumatic stress disorder, descended into heavy drinking, pulled herself back," Farrow wrote in his book.

As we reported, in the book, Nevils alleges Lauer anally raped her in a Sochi hotel room during NBC's coverage of the Olympics. She claims she met him in his hotel room, but when he pressed her about committing that specific act, he wouldn't take no for an answer.

Hospitalized '21 Times'

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“It was non-consensual in the sense that I was too drunk to consent,” she says in the book. “It was nonconsensual in that I said, multiple times, that I didn’t want to have anal sex.”

Nevils also says she "lost fourteen pounds...and gone to the doctor's twenty-one times in a single month period."

Lauer has denied all the claims in the book and says he had a consensual relationship with Nevils. He was cheating on his wife, but it was a consensual affair. Nevils disagrees, saying, “It was completely transactional. It was not a relationship.”

Boyfriend Video Message

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Nevils also told Farrow in the book that Lauer asked for oral sex in exchange for a video message to her boyfriend. Her then-boyfriend was moving on to a new job. “I was really upset. I felt terrible, I was trying to do this nice thing, and I had to give Matt a blow job to get him to film a goodbye video. I just felt sick.”

Lauer's Denial

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Lauer who finalized his divorce from wife Annette wrote in his denial, “At no time, during or after her multiple visits to my apartment, did she express in words or actions any discomfort with being there, or with our affair. She also went out of her way to see me several times in my dressing room at work, and on one of those occasions, we had a sexual encounter. It showed terrible judgment on my part, but it was completely mutual and consensual.”

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