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Ann Curry Says She Believes Matt Lauer Rape Accuser Is ‘Telling the Truth’: It ‘Breaks My Heart’

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Oct. 10 2019, Updated 10:18 a.m. ET

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Ann Curry declared she believes Matt Lauer's rape accuser is telling the truth, revealing on social media it "breaks my heart."

Curry, who spent 15 years working with Lauer on NBC’s Today show, came out in support of the accusation made by former NBC news colleague Brooke Nevils.

As readers know, Nevils — in Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill — claimed Lauer sexually assaulted her during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Lauer is denying the claim, stating that the affair was “consensual," but Curry, who spent five mornings a week with the shamed host for 15 years, is siding with the accuser.

“Brooke Nevils is a credible young woman of good character,” Curry wrote on Twitter Wednesday, Oct 9. “She came to NBC News an eager and guileless 20-something, brimming with talent. I believe she is telling the truth. And that breaks my heart.”

Lauer went on to claim the affair lasted until 2017, and the pair was on good terms until his firing.

Lauer first shared a public apology after his firing, saying that while not all the accusations were true, there was enough truth to them to make him feel ashamed.

The man once known as the face of American news then became recluse, spending his days trapped in his Long Island home with his kids and then-wife, Annette Roque. The two have since split, and finalized their divorce.

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Readers know Curry warned NBC about Lauer's crude antics in 2012, when she told execs an employee confided in her that she'd allegedly been sexually harassed by the host, and that she believed the claim.

In May 2018, Curry's disappointment with NBC continued after the network told the New York Times that a lawyer from NBC had a discussion with her regarding the investigation into sexual misconduct against Lauer.

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The fired Today host immediately issued a statement denying having participated in any “formal investigation” by the network regarding sexual harassment.

Insiders revealed to at the time Curry was “furious” the network was trying to “force the narrative” that she participated in the investigation against Lauer.

Rather, sources reveal she was ONLY contacted by a lawyer from NBC after she told the Washington Post that she had told two senior members of NBC in 2012 that a female staffer that at the time was working on the Today show, had approached her, alleging that Matt had sexually harassed her.

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The NBC lawyer allegedly demanded Curry reveal the name of the female staffer, who is still employed at the network. But she’d “made a promise to the young woman at the time that she would never reveal her identity, and she wouldn’t betray her trust.”

Meanwhile, Curry “never made up with” Lauer after her June 2012 demotion from the TODAY show, as the uncomfortable situation left hard feelings on both sides.

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Curry still “believes Matt played a major role in her downfall,” an insider told the NY Post in 2015 of her exit from NBC’s morning juggernaut after 14 years with the show.

Curry, who was replaced by Savannah Guthrie, famously gave a heartfelt speech on her last day on the gig, telling viewers, “This is not as I expected to ever leave this couch … I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line but, man, I did try.”

After she left NBC, exclusively learned that Lauer was utterly “relieved" she was gone.

“Matt hopes that with Ann departing from NBC, everyone in the media will move on from how she was demoted from TODAY,” a peacock insider revealed at the time.

“In one word, Matt is relieved Ann will no longer be employed at NBC, as it has been an albatross around his neck.”

“Even though Matt and Ann obviously aren’t on the best terms, he wishes her good luck in for future endeavors, whatever it might be,” the source continued.



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