Earlier this week, former "Today" show host Matt Lauer faced new rape allegations that are set to appear in Ronan Farrow's upcoming book, "Catch and Kill." Accuser Brooke Nevils reportedly told Farrow that the events "derailed" her life, which eventually prompted her to leave NBC. Now, Lauer has responded to Nevils' narrative with an open letter

In the written response to the accusations, the TV personality defended himself. After explaining that he had previously remained silent due to a desire to avoid additional headlines that his kids would read and "photographers at the end of our driveway," Lauer stated that he did have an extramarital affair in 2014, but that it was "completely consensual."

According to Lauer's account, he abruptly ended it, but Nevils continued to reach out "in an effort to rekindle the affair." He additionally refuted claims that he had any control over her career, as he stated that she worked for Meredith Vierra at the time and in a different part of the network. Therefore, he said, he did not have a role in reviewing her work.

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Now, Nevils, 35, has responded to Lauer's letter, calling it a "case study in victim shaming."

In a statement released to NBC News on Wednesday night, Nevils said, "There's the Matt Lauer that millions of Americans watched on TV every morning for two decades, and there is the Matt Lauer who this morning attempted to bully a former colleague into silence," adding that she is "not afraid of him now."

Nevils also took to Twitter to thank other survivors who shared their stories and "offered their support" to her after coming forward. Her tweet can be seen below.

Additionally, Lauer's former "Today" co-host, Ann Curry, tweeted in support of Nevils, saying that she believed her and shared that she viewed her as a talented producer of "good character."

As for Lauer's next move, it was previously reported that he intends on giving his first interview to NBC's Tamron Hall.

"Catch and Kill" will be released on Oct. 15.