Matt Lauer accuser Brooke Nevils ‘blamed herself’ for alleged anal rape and continued to have sex with the Today show host to make the attack ‘seem less traumatic’
- NBC producer Brooke Nevils, 35, claims Matt Lauer anally raped her in a hotel room during the 2014 Sochi Olympics
- Sources tell the New York Post that Nevils felt the attack was ‘all her fault’
- ‘She was trying to clean up the original event in her mind, thinking if they could have a romantic relationship, then she could make this event less traumatic,’ they said
- It wasn’t until the #MeToo movement that felt empowered to speak up
- In 2017, Nevils reported Lauer for allegedly sexually assaulting her and it was her allegation that led to him being fired
- Lauer responded saying it was a consensual incident which sparked their affair
Brooke Nevils, the NBC producer who claimed Matt Lauer anally raped her in a hotel room during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, believed the attack was her fault.
‘Brooke thought it was all her fault and she stayed that way until the #MeToo movement came along,’ a source told the New York Post.
‘Like many victims, she was trying to clean up the original event in her mind, thinking if they could have a romantic relationship, then she could make this event less traumatic,’ they added.
Another source said that Nevils did consider the sexual relationship they had after the alleged attack as ‘consensual’.
‘But when the Weinstein scandal erupted she knew she had to come forward,’ they said.
Brooke Nevils, the NBC producer who claimed Matt Lauer anally raped her in a hotel room during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, believed the attack was her fault
In 2017, Nevils, now 35, reported Lauer for allegedly sexually assaulting her one night during the Olympics and it was her allegation that led to him being fired.
It was reported at the time but now, Nevils has agreed to be named and is speaking on the record to share more details of the alleged rape in Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill.
Brooke Nevils agreed to be named in Ronan Farrow’s new book where she tells how Matt Lauer ‘anally raped’ her in 2014. Lauer is shown at the Games
She claimed that Lauer – who was married at the time – pushed her onto a bed and had anal sex with her despite her telling him she did not want to after a night of drinking in Sochi.
She said they were in his hotel room and he was wearing boxers and a t-shirt.
Among other things, she said she ‘wept silently into a pillow’ while he had sex with her and that it ‘hurt’.
Lauer hit back in a three-page, 1,400 word response on Wednesday, saying that while they did have anal sex, it was consensual.
He went into graphic detail about the Sochi incident and described others – including having sex in his Today dressing room – and called Nevils a ‘willing partner’.
‘It is categorically false, ignores the facts, and defies common sense,’ he said of the rape allegation.
‘I had an extramarital affair with Brooke Nevils in 2014. It began when she came to my hotel room very late one night in Sochi, Russia. We engaged in a variety of sexual acts. We performed oral sex on each other, we had vaginal sex, and we had anal sex.
‘Each act was mutual and completely consensual,’ he said.
Lauer released a three page, 1,400 word letter on Wednesday to defend himself