Since being fired from NBC in November 2017, former "Today" host Matt Lauer has continued to face intense allegations. Following the rape accusation from Brooke Nevils, the TV personality may now also have to deal with a civil suit from his accuser thanks to a new law.

According to Page Six, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on a law last month that now allows rape victims a period of 20 years to file a suit. Since Nevils alleges that the rape took place at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, this new time frame means that she could now move forward with legal action against her former colleague. 

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However, Loyola Marymount law professor David Glazier spoke about potential challenges Nevils could face if she decided to move in that direction.

"The real challenge with a civil suit is one of jurisdiction. In most civil cases of assault, the case is brought in state courts as a violation of state law," he said, adding that she "may be able to argue that the trauma of the events in Russia left her in a position of not being able to consent to the subsequent relationship with Lauer in New York."

Lauer, 61, has also been at the center of Ronan Farrow's newly-released book, "Catch and Kill." There, Farrow not only acknowledged the accusations against the former anchor, but also accused NBC of knowingly covering it up before officially firing him. According to the journalist, this can be proven through "paper trails."

Aside from Farrow, Katie Couric, Lauer's former "Today" coworker, is also set to release a tell-all in 2021 that reportedly has him "paralyzed with fear."