Just a day after Tom Brokaw was accused of sexual harassment by two women, more than 60 women who either have previously worked or currently work for NBC News have signed a letter in defense of his "tremendous decency and integrity." News anchors Andrea Mitchell, Rachel Maddow, and Maria Shriver are among the 60-plus women who have signed this letter. Mika Brzezinski tweeted out to add her to the list.

Former news correspondent Linda Vester accused Brokaw of attempting to force himself on her during the '90s, when she was 28. A production assistant had similar accusations toward Brokaw, which also allegedly happened during the '90s.

Brokaw denies the charges and even took to penning an intense email, which he sent to the New York Times at 4 a.m., where he said he "may have leaned over for a perfunctory good night kiss" and "I should not have gone [to the hotel room] but I emphatically did not verbally and physically attack her and suggest an affair in language right out of pulp fiction." He also wrote that he is "angry, hurt, and unmoored from what I thought would be the final passage of my life and career."

The letter in full reads:

Subject: Letter on Tom Brokaw

As professional women, we fully endorse the conversation around abuse of power in the workplace. In the context of that conversation, we would like to share our perspectives on working with Tom Brokaw.

We are current and former colleagues of Tom’s, who have worked with him over a period spanning four decades. We are producers, correspondents, anchors, directors, executives, researchers, personal assistants, editors and technical staff.

Tom has treated each of us with fairness and respect. He has given each of us opportunities for advancement and championed our successes throughout our careers. As we have advanced across industries — news, publishing, law, business and government — Tom has been a valued source of counsel and support. We know him to be a man of tremendous decency and integrity.


Susanna Aaron

Anne Binford Allen

Heather Allan

Marilyn Altman

Liz Bowyer

Mary Casalino

Christine Colvin Casper

Martha Cotton

Karen Curry

Sara Cusimano

Helene Darvick

Linda Ellman

Judy Farinet

Dianne Festa

Tammy Fine

Mary Laurence Flynn

Susan Friedman

Soraya Gage

Maralyn Gelefsky

Cheryl Gould

Erika Beck Grothues

Colleen Halpin

Jody Henenfeld

Susan Morris Holey

Julie Holstein

Julie Huang

Peggy Hubble

Kiko Itasaka

Nancy Jacoby

Kat Keeney

Ann Kolbell

Audrey Beles Kolina

Susan LaSalla

Rachel Maddow

Donna Mastrangelo-Ryan

Andrea Mitchell

Mauri Moore

Frieda Morris

Elena Nachmanoff

Michele Neubert

Kelly O’Donnell

Bonnie Optekman

Mary Alice O’Rourke

Nancy Doyle Palmer

Polly Powell

Meaghan Rady

Elizabeth Vaughan Romaine

Amy Rosenberg

Stephanie Ruhle

Bita Ryan

Ruby Shamir

Maria Shriver

Robin Skolnick

Andrea Smith

Patricia Sullivan

Clare Duffy Swift

Yuka Tachibana

Bambi Tascarella

Zoya Taylor

Dee Dee Thomas

Anne Thompson

Kelly Venardos

Kristen Welker

Carolyn Wheatley

Mary Wolf