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Posted: December 15, 2017

Attorney of Matt Lauer accuser say his client lives in ‘constant fear’

The attorney of a woman who has accused Matt Lauer of sexual harassment says not enough is being done to protect her identity.
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The attorney of a woman who has accused Matt Lauer of sexual harassment says not enough is being done to protect her identity.

By Jessica Sooknanan, Rare.us

The attorney for one of Matt Lauer’s accusers is speaking out in an interview with NBC News, saying his client is “terrified” and asks those seeking to reveal her identity to stop.

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Matt Lauer was fired last month from NBC News after a staffer came forward with sexual misconduct allegations. After his departure, more women came forward with allegations against the 20-year host of “Today.”

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New information continues to come to light about the allegations against Lauer. His accuser’s attorney, Ari Wilkenfeld, said not enough is being done to protect his client’s anonymity.

“My client is terrified, and she does live in constant fear that people are going to track her down and figure out who she is,” he said.

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Wilkenfeld also said that NBC has failed to properly protect her identity.

“There’s a hunt underway to figure out who she is, and I think that’s going to have a chilling effect on other women who might want to come forward and tell their stories,” he said.

“The network has protected the employee’s anonymity all along and will continue to do so,” an NBC spokesperson said in a statement.

Wilkenfeld’s interview can be watched below.

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