Harvey Weinstein’s worst nightmare, Ronan Farrow, has now become Matt Lauer’s bad dream as well. Farrow was the first to expose Weinstein as the sexual predator he is in a bombshell report in The New Yorker in October 2017 detailing how the successful movie producer used his power to take advantage of women in Hollywood. Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, provides similarly eerie details about how Lauer has spent years preying on women.
Lauer was fired from NBC two years ago, following allegations of his sexually harassing women in the workplace. He, however, denied having coerced anyone into a sexual encounter.
Variety, who was one of the first outlets to obtain a copy of Farrow’s new book, published a preview of it Wednesday morning. The major allegation in it is from former NBC News employee Brooke Nevils, who accuses Lauer of raping her at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. According to Nevils’s recollection, Lauer invited her to his hotel room when she was drunk, forcibly pushed her against the door and kissed her, before throwing her on his bed and asking if she liked anal sex. She says the encounter was “nonconsensual” because she was too drunk to consent.