Matt Lauer’s ‘eyes snapped back’ when Farrow brought up casting couch: report
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow says he once met with Matt Lauer to seek reporting advice — and that the now-disgraced host’s “eyes snapped back” when he brought up his plans to investigate Hollywood casting couches, according to a report.
In his upcoming book, Farrow wrote that he met with the then-“Today” anchor for career guidance before the author went on to expose Harvey Weinstein’s alleged misconduct in the entertainment industry, according to an excerpt obtained by New York Magazine.
”My future felt uncertain, and it meant a lot to me that Lauer was giving me the time,” Farrow wrote.
During the meeting, Farrow rattled off a list of stories he wanted to tackle, including sexual harassment in Hollywood, he said.
He recalled that Lauer’s “eyes snapped back” at the mention of the subject matter, the outlet reported.
Farrow would go on to expose bombshell details in his new book about the sexual-assault allegations against Lauer that led to his firing in 2017.
Farrow’s book “Catch and Kill” reveals that former NBC staffer, Brooke Nevils, claims she was raped by Lauer in a Sochi, Russia, hotel room.
Nevils told Farrow that Lauer anally raped her despite her protestations during a work trip for NBC’s 2014 Olympics coverage.
Lauer fired back at Nevils’ allegations in a statement released last week that called the sexual encounter “consensual.”
Reps for Lauer didn’t immediately respond to request for comment from The Post on Sunday.