There is no doubt that Brooke Nevils’ relationship with Matt Lauer took an emotional and physical toll on her in recent years.
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But how serious of a toll is just now being revealed.
In the new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Nevils notes that she has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder since filing the complaint that ultimately resulted in the firing of Lauer from his Today show post in 2017.
“Over the past two years, Nevils had attempted suicide,” author Ronan Farrow writes in the recently released book. “She’s been hospitalized for post-traumatic stress disorder, descended into heavy drinking, pulled herself back. She’d lost fourteen pounds. And gone to doctors twenty-one times in a single-month period.”
“I’ve lost everything I cared about,” Nevils adds in the book. “My job. My goals.”
The book goes on to detail the relationship between Nevils and Lauer, a ‘transactional’ and an often ‘non-consensual’ pairing that ultimately had Nevils accusing Lauer of raping her in a hotel room during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Lauer denies all rape allegations.
“There’s the Matt Lauer that millions of Americans watched on TV every morning for two decades, and there is the Matt Lauer who this morning attempted to bully a former colleague into silence,” Nevils said in a statement that aired on NBC Nightly News last week.