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Matt Lauer came out with a stern letter refuting sexual misconduct allegations against him on Wednesday.
Some of the language in his letter appears to be intentionally misleading to cast doubt on the women who have accused him of inappropriate behavior.
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As details about the rape allegation that got Matt Lauer fired from the “Today” show in 2017 were published for the first time on Tuesday by Variety, the former NBC News anchor responded with a stern statement denying any wrongdoing.

Not only did Lauer deny raping former NBC News staffer Brooke Nevils, saying their sexual encounter at the Sochi Olympics was “completely consensual,” but he also refuted another Variety report that came out the day he was sacked — which said he had a button under his office desk “that allowed him to lock his door from the inside” so he could “initiate inappropriate contact” with female employees in private.

Pay close attention to the language that Lauer uses here in his open letter:

“Despite numerous erroneous reports in the past, there was not a button in my office that could lock the door from the inside. There was no such mechanism. It didn’t exist. NBC confirmed this fact publicly following my termination.

“It would have been impossible to confine anyone in my office, for any purpose, and I have never attempted to make anyone feel as if they were confined in my office.”

Reading this, it sounds like NBC refuted the reports of this supposed button, but if you look at NBC’s actual statement, and other reporting in the wake of the scandal, it’s not the denial that Lauer paints it as.

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Source:: Business Insider


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