The allegations are laid out in "Catch and Kill," a new book by Ronan Farrow, a former NBC News employee who now works at The New Yorker. Farrow names the accuser whose story that Lauer raped her in a Sochi hotel room led to his dismissal.
Lauer denied the charges in an angry and defiant letter released by his lawyer Wednesday and said that his public silence since his firing had been a mistake.
NBC Chairman Andrew Lack says the network hadn't known of Lauer's behavior with Nevils until the day before he was fired in November 2017.
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