Lauer says, in effect, that Farrow was biased against NBC, “knew his work on ‘Catch and Kill’ would receive little in the way of scrutiny,” and therefore published “deeply flawed” material. He says he re-reported the allegations against him and claims there are huge holes in the story Farrow told.
Mediaite vouches for some of Lauer’s assertions: “Mediaite editors independently fact checked the accounts of the four witnesses/subjects Lauer spoke with and cites in this piece. All confirmed in early February that Lauer’s account of their conversations was accurate.”
Lauer’s new column reiterates his denials, but is primarily aimed at Farrow and what he claims is a slipshod reporting and fact-checking process.
And Nevils tweeted the acronym DARVO and spelled it out: “Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender.” DARVO is a “perpetrator strategy,” according to the professor who coined the term, Jennifer Freyd. It’s when the “perpetrator adopts the victim role and accuses the true victim of being an offender.”
Farrow told me, through a spokesperson, “We called dozens of corroborators around the Lauer allegations described in the book, and more than a dozen around Brooke Nevils specifically.”