Brokaw gets support after harassment allegation; withdraws from SHU commencement

Tom Brokaw

News said it's taking "very seriously" sexual harassment allegations against former anchor Tom Brokaw and will act on them "when the facts dictate".

In keeping with The Washington Put up, Brokaw, now 78, allegedly made undesirable strikes on Linda Vester, a former NBC correspondent and former Fox Information anchor, twice through the 1990s, together with an alleged transfer to forcibly kiss Vester, who was in her 20s on the time.

Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell were among the current and former colleagues of Tom Brokaw that signed a letter defending him against recent allegations of sexual harassment.

News' Tom Brokaw has withdrawn from a planned commencement speech to university graduates in May following claims by a former television network correspondent that the longtime news anchor made unwanted advances towards her, Sacred Heart University said yesterday. 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.

In a series of interviews with Variety conducted over several months, Vester alleged that Brokaw physically tried to force her to kiss him on two separate occasions, groped her in a NBC conference room and showed up at her hotel room uninvited.

Vester told The Post that she came forward because "NBC has failed to hire outside counsel to investigate a genuine, long-standing problem of sexual misconduct in the news division". The Today SHow reported on it this morning, and tonight the program Brokaw anchored for over 20 years addressed it as well.

Ms. Vester's attorney, Ari Wilkenfeld, said, "My client stands by the allegations, which speak for themselves".

More news: Lawmakers Suspend Confirmation Hearing for VA Secretary Nominee Ronny Jackson

Brokaw notes that Vester "came to NY and had mixed success on the overnight news".

Vester left Fox in the mid-2000s to look after her children full-time.

Brokaw's Friday letter asserted that he played a key role in introducing Vester to Fox News boss Roger Ailes, who later hired her. That move she so vividly describes is NOT WHO I AM.

Brokaw wrote that he was "ambushed and then perp walked across the pages of The Washington Post and Variety as an avatar of male misogyny, taken to the guillotine and stripped of any honor and achievement I had earned in more than a half century of journalism and citizenship".

He has denied all of the accusations in opposition to him.

News today has been covering the allegations of sexual harassment against Tom Brokaw.

Daily sports headlines from across Gwinnett County, including high school, professional and college news.

Related News:



Most liked

Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP) Institutional Investors Sentiment
The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, January 22 by Barclays Capital. "Buy" rating has 6, "Sell" are 0, while 4 are "Hold". Huntington Steele Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2.1% in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) or 109,133 shares.

Deutsche Bank drops Wall Street ambition to focus on Europe
The bank made a return on tangible equity of 0.9 percent, compared with 4.5 percent in the first quarter of the previous year. The bank had a net profit of 575 million euros ($700 million) in last year's first quarter.

Teachers in Arizona, Colorado walk out for more school money
Where else have teachers striked? Teachers in some districts have been advised to take personal leave time to participate. This demonstration occurred before school started, letting teachers be in the classroom by the time school started.

WhatsApp raises minimum user age to 16 ahead of GDPR
While this means huge changes for organisations, the changes for consumers will mostly centre around access to your online data. Currently, WhatsApp users must be 13 and over, but the firm announced this week that it's raising the age limit by three years.

Many victims: in India, the train rammed the bus with students
Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani said the Indian Railways was trying to eliminate unmanned crossings. The Chief Minister has also announced compensation of Rs. 2 lakh for the families of the children.

Trump's Michael Cohen Comments Are Already Costing Him
And you know, from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong. "He represents me on this insane Stormy Daniels deal". There's a reason so many prominent attorneys have declined to represent him: They know he can't be trusted.

White House Walks Back Trump's Suggestion That VA Nominee Step Aside
Several lawmakers expressed annoyance that they were left to do the work of properly vetting Trump's pick. Two senior officials told the Post that Jackson's nomination had been handled "disastrously".

NFL draft: New England playing the option game
Here's how we see the draft going for the Patriots , which includes a trade back at No. 31 overall. Health pending, of course, this is a better group of skill players than the team had in 2017.

Ford drops auto lineup to only 2 models
Ford's automotive revenue increased to $39 billion, exceeding the average projection for $37.2 billion in a Bloomberg survey. As part of the move, Ford will be phasing out sales of traditional sedans and hatchbacks in the North American market.

Which everyday drugs have been linked to dementia?
These lifestyle factors are associated with a 40% to 60% increased risk of developing dementia, according to a 2017 study . Specifically, they've been linked to an increased risk of getting dementia, but as ever, a number of caveats are present.

Night Of Glitz & Glam As Trump Hosts First State Dinner As President
That night, Trump and Macron offered warm toasts at the first state dinner of the Trump administration. Addressing climate change, the French leader said,"We are killing our planet".

Subway to close 500 United States stores amid global growth
Meanwhile, the company will open about 1,000 locations worldwide, including in Mexico, the United Kingdom, China and India. The rewards system, which offers $2 discounts and free items, is available for the chain's domestic and Canadian locations.

Gmail receives a new design and a slew of add-ons
That's not going to work for everyone, though - some people will want to configure things more precisely. There's a brand new self-destructing email mode, as well as high-priority notifications .

Tim Cook Attends White House State Dinner
Cook reportedly said at a conference in Beijing last month that he would "encourage that calm heads prevail" on U.S. The administration has tried to downplay fears of a trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96
Paul George scored 32 points to lead the Thunder, with Russell Westbrook adding 23 points and 14 rebounds. Oklahoma City lost its third straight in the series after shooting just 39 percent from the field.