Tom Brokaw Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Ex-NBC Reporter Linda Vester, 2nd Woman

CBS New York

April 27, 2018

NEW YORK (CBS News) — Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw is pushing back against sexual misconduct allegations.

Brokaw, in a note to colleagues on Friday, compared the accusations to a “drive by shooting,” saying he was “ambushed and perp walked.”

“I was groped and assaulted by Tom Brokaw,” said Linda Vester, a former NBC News correspondent.

In interviews with Variety magazine and The Washington Post, Vester described two “unwanted advances” from Tom Brokaw in the mid 1990s, including one in which she says he invited himself into her hotel room.

“He leans over with his index finger and puts it on my mouth to silence me and says, ‘This is our compact,’” Vester said. “And at that point, he took the same hand, reached behind my head and tried to force me to kiss him.”

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