Tom Brokaw denies sexual misconduct claim by NBC reporter


spaminator
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Tom Brokaw denies sexual misconduct claim by NBC reporter
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Published:
April 26, 2018
Updated:
April 26, 2018 11:55 PM EDT
A woman who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News says Tom Brokaw groped her, twice tried to forcibly kiss her and made inappropriate overtures attempting to have an affair. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo/File)
NEW YORK — A woman who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News said Tom Brokaw groped her, twice tried to forcibly kiss her and made inappropriate overtures attempting to have an affair, according to two reports published Thursday.
Linda Vester told Variety and the Washington Post that the misbehaviour from the longtime news anchor at the network took place in NBC offices in Denver and New York in the 1990s, when she was in her 20s. Variety reports that Vester, now 52, showed them journals from the time that corroborated the story.
Brokaw, who is 78 and has been married since 1962, denied doing anything inappropriate.
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“I met with Linda Vester on two occasions, both at her request, 23 years ago because she wanted advice with respect to her career at NBC,” Brokaw said in a statement to the two outlets issued through NBC News. “The meetings were brief, cordial and appropriate, and despite Linda’s allegations, I made no romantic overtures towards her at that time or any other.”
Another woman, who was not identified, made similar claims about Brokaw to the Post.
Vester, who had reported from the Middle East and covered the Gulf War for NBC, was 28 when she was in Colorado in 1993 with Brokaw to cover Pope John Paul II’s visit to the U.S.
“We were in the Denver bureau, and there was a conference room. I’m standing there, and Tom Brokaw enters through the door and grabs me from behind and proceeds to tickle me up and down my waist,” she told Variety.
Vester said others were in the room, but no one “acted like anything wrong was happening.
“He was the most powerful man at the network, and I was the most junior person,” she said.
Vester said the following year in New York, Brokaw sent her suggestive computer messages in the office before later announcing on the phone that he was coming to her hotel room.
Vester said she felt powerless to tell him not to come.
“He grabbed me behind my neck and tried to force me to kiss him,” she told Variety. “I was shocked to feel the amount of force and his full strength on me.”
She said Brokaw left when she broke away and made it clear she did not want any more.
Vester left NBC in 1999 to work at Fox News, where she remained until 2006.
Brokaw is the most recent of many media personalities to be accused of sexual misconduct in recent months, including his former colleague Matt Lauer, who left the “Today” show and the network after several women came forward with allegations.
Lauer has admitted that he acted inappropriately, but denies any coercive or abusive behaviour.
Tom Brokaw denies sexual misconduct claim by NBC reporter | Toronto Sun
 
EagleSmack
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Liberals at it again!
 
coldstream
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This Me Too movement has devolved into a game of opportunists; sometimes with old axes to grind; some times with personal ambition and publicity as the motive. There are reasons for statutes of limitations in terms of time. Evidence and witnesses become compromised, memories fade. The system now has become one of utter credulity of supposed victims. No formal process, presentation of facts, due diligence and especially presumption of innocence is inferred. The accused is often summarily fired and his reputation smeared. It's become a very ugly form of mob 'justice'.
 
captain morgan
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The only thing that will keep things in check is if the Courts take a hard line on anyone that makes accusations that are proven false.

Other than that, if Brokaw is truly guilty of these accusations, he should be hit with the full force of the law as per his actions
 
Hoid
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The ugly part is what these douche bags have gotten away with
 
EagleSmack
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MSM Libs
 
captain morgan
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They are such flakes
 
Danbones
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Heh hEh HEh! Soon EVERYONE will beg for constant surveillance so people can't lie...
 
Twin_Moose
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Maybe there should be no accusation without investigation
 
EagleSmack
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Too late now.
 
Mowich
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www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/investigation-finds-sexual-harassment-allegations-against-paikin-to-be-unsubstantiated/
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/investigation-finds-sexual-harassment-allegations-against-paikin-to-be-unsubstantiated/

Gian Ghomeshi, on the other hand, got away with it ... sort of (What does he do for a living, now?). The quality of the justice you receive is directly proportional to the skill of your lawyer. Truth ... fairness ... not do much.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Gian Ghomeshi, on the other hand, got away with it ... sort of (What does he do for a living, now?). The quality of the justice you receive is directly proportional to the skill of your lawyer. Truth ... fairness ... not do much.

The difference between Ghomeshi and Brokaw has to do with the preliminary consent for sex

Brokaw is accused of unwanted and uninvited sexual advances and from what i recall about Ghomeshi, it had much to do with choking and other aggressive things like that