NBC's Lack: Review of Lauer scandal near completion

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So began a statement the legendary NBC News anchor emailed to a select group of people Friday morning and later released to the Los Angeles Times. He feels his reputation is being besmirched.

"He leans over with his index finger and puts it on my mouth to silence me and says, 'This is our compact, '" Vester said.

It comes as former "Today" host Ann Curry said that she reported Lauer's conduct to NBC executives in 2012.

Linda Vester, former NBC correspondent, said Brokaw made "unwanted advances toward her on two occasions in the 1990s, including a forcible attempt to kiss her".

The Post story was part of a broader examination of sexual harassment issues within NBC News.

Longtime NBC News journalist Tom Brokaw is rebutting allegations that he sexually harassed and tried to forcibly kiss a former colleague in the 1990s.

The women say he has treated all of them with fairness and respect, giving them opportunities for advancement and championing successes in their careers.

Lack said in his memo on Friday that the "review is nearing its conclusion". Vester remained at Fox News until 2006.

"In terms of Fox being number one", she said, "there's a good reason".

The letter supporting Mr. Brokaw was organized by a former producer, Elizabeth Bowyer, and signed by more than 60 of Mr. Brokaw's former and current female colleagues.

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"When he got in trouble on sexual matters, not a peep from this woman", Brokaw wrote.

Brokaw denied sexual misconduct charges and told friends in a late-night email that he felt "ambushed and then perp walked" in the media as an avatar of male misogyny and stripped of his honor and achievement. She resisted, after which Brokaw left.

"It is 4:00 am on the first day of my new life as an accused predator in the universe of American journalism", he wrote in the opening paragraph.

The Hollywood Reporter obtained the communication and published it Friday in its entirety.

He said he had finished the final version "just in time to hear the draft was unleashed".

In the letter, Brokaw said "I am not a ideal person".

"I have made no public comments on the many false stories from anonymous or biased sources that have been reported about me over these past several months. I should not have gone but I emphatically did not verbally and physically attack her and suggest an affair in language right out of pulp fiction".

An NBC spokesman told The Washington Post there is no record of Curry's complaint and it was not noted in Lauer's personnel file.

"I told management they had a problem and they needed to keep an eye on him and how he deals with women", she added.

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