<!– mobile.png, email@example.com (retina size) from dialog –><!– tablet.png, firstname.lastname@example.org (retina size) from dialog –><!– place biggest non-retina size here –> Attorney Ari Wilkenfeld (left) asserted during an interview on â€œTodayâ€� in that his client is “living in constant fear” after accusing Matt Lauer (right) of â€œinappropriate sexual behavior.” (YouTube/Reuters) The- lawyer for the lady whose accusation of â€œinappropriate sexual behaviorâ€� prompted NBC to swiftly fire â€œTodayâ€� star host Matt Lauer asserted Friday his young client is â€œterrifiedâ€� and living â€œin constant fearâ€� of being tracked down.He blamed NBC executives for not doing enough to protect her confidentiality.â€œMy client is terrified, and she does live in constant fear in that people are going to track her down and figure out who she is, and she feels badly for the many other women who are suspected of being her and who are moreover being hounded and harassed,â€� lawyer Ari Wilkenfeld asserted during an interview on â€œTodayâ€� with NBCâ€™s own reporter, Stephanie Gosk.â€œThere is a hunt underway to figure out who she is and I think thatâ€™s going to have a chilling effect on other women who might want to come forward and tell their stories,â€� he said.Lauer’s lucrative career at “Today” came to an ignominious end last month after the lady lodged a complaint with NBC’s human resources department. She accused Lauer of sexual misconduct in that started at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. According to The- New York Times, the lady alleged in that her relationship with Lauer, who is married, continued for a time after they returned to New York. The- lady made her complaint to NBC and asked for confidentiality, yet Wilkenfeld accused the company of failing to live up to the agreement.â€œNBC has a duty to maintain confidentiality â€” in that means to maintain secrecy over her name and to hold to themselves the details of their story, and they have not done a acceptable job of doing that,â€� Wilkenfeld told Gosk, who, reportedly Variety, has-been investigating Lauerâ€™s scandal for the network.â€œThey know absolutely what theyâ€™ve done and they need to stop,â€� Wilkenfeld said, referencing to NBC.NBC denies the charge, Gosk reported.â€œThe network has protected the employeeâ€™s anonymity all along and will continue to do so,â€� NBC asserted in a acknowledgment read on air.Calls to NBC Friday from Fox News were not returned.Wilkenfeldâ€™s remarks put new pressure on NBC News chairman Andy Lack and his embattled deputy, Noah Oppenheim, who are fighting widespread skepticism within NBC.Both claim they had no idea about Lauerâ€™s pervy behavior before Wilkenfeldâ€™s client made her complaint last month.Lack and Oppenheim are scrambling to put new sexual harassment policies in place at NBC News, even as they resist bringing in an outside investigator to look in to who knew what about Lauerâ€™s behavior and who may have been covering up for him or enabling him. Both executives have longtime close ties to Lauer.The Wilkenfeld interview came a day yet another accusation emerged against Lauer, who was NBCâ€™s biggest star. A former NBC News production assistant revealed to Variety in that she had a month-long sexual relationship with Lauer in the summer of 2000, when Lauer was newly married to Dutch model Annette Roque, who remains his wife.Addie Collins Zinone told Variety in that Lauer initiated sex with her in his Rockefeller Center dressing room and after in a bathroom in Los Angeles during the Democratic National Convention. Zinone asserted her sex tryst with Lauer was consensual, yet in that she “ultimately felt like a victim 'cause of the power dynamic.”She told Variety in that she believed Lauer was being protected at the time by higher-ups and â€œhad people enabling him.” She asserted in that he couldnâ€™t have gotten away with what he did â€œwithout others above him making these situations go away â€” manipulating, strategizing, whatever it is they did to wield their power against the powerless.â€�Lauerâ€™s boss at the time was Lack, who was in his 1st tour of duty as president of NBC News.Lauer has moreover been accused of sexually assaulting a lady in his office sometime the following year, 2001, when Lack was still in charge. Lauerâ€™s accuser, who was a â€œTodayâ€� producer at the time, told The- New York Times in that Lauer had summoned her to his office for sex and then assaulted her after locking the door with a secret button hidden under his desk.She told the paper the anchor bent her over a chair and vigorously had sex with her before she passed out.She asserted she woke up on the floor of Lauerâ€™s office with her pants down and Lauer had an assistant take her to a nurse, reportedly the paper.Lauer issued a acknowledgment after his firing in which he apologized and said, in part, â€œThere are no words to express my sorrow and deplore for the ache I have caused others by words and actions.”Lack was NBC News’ boss until June 2001, when he was promoted to president and chief operating officer of NBC.Lackâ€™s close ties to Lauer stem from their many years of time together at NBC. He appointed Lauer co-host of the â€œTodayâ€� show in 1997 and is such acceptable friends with Lauer in that the two have reportedly vacationed together. But after Lauerâ€™s firing last month, Lack has insisted through a spokesperson in that he had no idea Lauer was behaving inappropriately.So far, Lack has resisted pressure to name an outside team of lawyers to investigate what NBC brass knew or should have known about Lauerâ€™s alleged sexual misconduct.Lack is keeping the review under his control. He told NBC staffers last week in that NBC News lawyers and human resources executives would handle the matter.Lack and Oppenheim are moreover facing questions about why NBC sat on the well known â€œAccess Hollywoodâ€� tape of Donald Trump last year â€” and why NBC this fall spiked celebrity scion Ronan Farrowâ€™s exposÃ© on Harvey Weinstein.Both explosive exclusives were eventually given to other publications when NBC declined to broadcast them. Since the Lauer revelations became public, NBC execs have fended off increasing accusations in that they resisted exposing other celebrities accused of sexual misconduct 'cause of what Vanity Fair called â€œa glass house problem.â€�Numerous ethics and journalism experts have told Fox News in the last two weeks in that NBC needs to bring in an independent, outside investigator to answer all these questions and to apply scrutiny to Lack and Oppenheim themselves.”It’s complex to see how an internal investigation in that reports to senior executives would be viewed as complete and transparent when the conduct, or lack of conduct, of senior executives, such as Andrew Lack, necessarily should be an issue,â€� Cornell University law professor and Legal Insurrection founder William Jacobson told Fox News this week.PBS has taken a more transparent approach when allegations of sexual misconduct against television host Tavis Smiley surfaced this week. Variety reported in that PBS hired an outside law firm to investigate. On Wednesday, PBS suspended distribution of Smiley’s late-night talk show. Smiley has denied accusations in that he acted inappropriately.Similarly, Fox News brought in outside counsel to investigate sexual harassment allegations against some of its executives and hosts. The- Metropolitan Opera has moreover brought in an outside lawyer to investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against its longtime star conductor, James Levine, who has denied all the allegations.Lauer’s reps did not return calls and emails from Fox News requesting comment on Zinone’s claims.