Former NBC staffer Brooke Nevils, who claims that Matt Lauer raped her in 2014, has responded to the disgraced NBC anchor’s assault on Ronan Farrow‘s reporting.
Eyes have been on Nevils’ social media accounts for a response to Lauer’s probe Tuesday, and she or he supplied a succinct one through Twitter within the night: “DARVO: Deny, Assault, Reverse Sufferer and Offender.”
The acronym is shorthand for widespread habits by these accused of wrongdoing (significantly that of a sexual nature); it was first launched in 1997 by the College of Oregon’s J.J. Freyd within the peer-reviewed journal Feminism and Psychology. “South Park” featured the time period in a November 2019 episode.
“The perpetrator or offender might Deny the habits, Assault the person doing the confronting, and Reverse the roles of Sufferer and Offender such that the perpetrator assumes the sufferer function and turns the true sufferer — or the whistle-blower — into an alleged offender. This happens, as an example, when an really responsible perpetrator assumes the function of ‘falsely accused’ and assaults the accuser’s credibility and blames the accuser of being the perpetrator of a false accusation.”
“I used to be shaken, however not stunned, that few within the media have been prepared to completely problem the accusations in opposition to me, or the particular person making them,’’ Lauer wrote Tuesday in a chunk on the web site Mediaite that joined The New York Occasions’ Ben Smith in questioning Farrow’s reportage and, by extension, his best-selling e-book “Catch and Kill.”
Farrow himself responded to Lauer’s piece Tuesday night — additionally on Twitter — writing, “All I’ll say on that is that Matt Lauer is simply mistaken. Catch and Kill was completely reported and fact-checked, together with with Matt Lauer himself.”