It has been simply two weeks since Matt Lauer was unexpectedly terminated from the In the present day present following accusations of sexual harassment, and now the lawyer of the lady answerable for bringing his inappropriate conduct to mild reveals she’s “terrified” of getting her identify leaked. Legal professional Ari Wilkenfeld additionally alleges that NBC is not doing sufficient to guard his consumer’s privateness.
The unidentified lady reportedly agreed to fulfill with higher-ups on the community to element her uncomfortable encounters with the 59-year-old, however requested that they by no means reveal who she is. Now, she’s feeling the strain on account of elevated curiosity from the media.
Wilkenfeld notes to NBC Information that his consumer feels terrible in regards to the “many different ladies who’re suspected of being her, who’re additionally being hounded and harassed by people who find themselves simply attempting to get the main points of who the lady is.” Since Matt’s firing, a former In the present day present manufacturing assistant named Addie Collins Zinone admitted to having a sexual relationship with the anchor within the early 2000s, claiming he manipulated her via flattery.
“One morning, on [June 8, 2000], out of the blue, I get a message from Matt Lauer,” she recalled in an interview with Selection. “‘Hey,’ Matt wrote. ‘I hope you received’t drag me to personnel for saying this, however you look implausible. I don’t know what you’ve gotten finished, or what’s going on in your life… nevertheless it’s agreeing with you.'”
He later invited her out to lunch, and afterwards, Zinone revealed, they’d a “consensual encounter” in his dressing room. “The state of affairs actually took its toll on me. I modified bodily. I modified emotionally,” she shared. “Worry crept into my life. I grew to become not sure of myself. Any confidence I had was gone. For him, it was a conquest.”
As Life & Fashion beforehand reported, Matt’s spouse, Annette Roque, plans to file for divorce after the vacations. “She’s livid with Matt for leaving this legacy for his or her children [son Jack, 16, daughter Romy, 14, and son Thijs, 11],” a pal lately mentioned. “Matt let her down, sure, however their kids [having to deal with it] — that’s what makes her particularly offended.”
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