Matt Lauer’s Ex-Wife Speaks Out About Rape Allegations
Matt Lauer‘s ex-wife is speaking out for the first time since her ex was accused of rape.
Annette Roque released a statement on Wednesday in regards to the revelations in Ronan Farriw’s book “Catch and Kill,” which details how the former Today anchor allegedly raped a former NBC reporter.
“In response to your inquiry, our client has asked us to tell you that now that the parties are officially divorced, her priority and only concern is for their wonderful children,” Roque’s lawyer John M. Teitler said to People magazine.
The former couple have three kids, Jack, 18, Thijs, 12, and daughter Romy, 16.
The divorce was set in stone last month after initial allegations broke that Lauer allegedly raped Brooke Nevils. Nevils’ identity was recently revealed in Farrow’s book.
The initial claims led to Lauer’s firing two years ago, but, on Tuesday they came back to haunt him as Farrow’s book details Nevils talking about her anal rape by Lauer in 2014.
Lauer continues to deny the claims,
“Today, nearly two years after I was fired by NBC, old stories are being recycled, titillating details are being added, and a dangerous and defamatory new allegation is being made,” he said in the letter to Page Six.
“All are being spread as part of a promotional effort to sell a book. It’s outrageous. So, after not speaking out to protect my children, it is now with their full support I say ‘enough.’”