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Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic apologizes after ‘inappropriate and offensive’ comments go public

Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic is apologizing after a private group chat that included misogynistic comments was leaked on Wednesday.

Screenshots from the chat featuring Leipsic, who is from Winnipeg, were published on the Instagram account @angelszeee2020. That account has since deleted them, but they continue to circulate on social media.

In a statement on Twitter, Leipsic said his friend’s account was hacked and acknowledged he was part of those conversations.

“I fully recognize how inappropriate and offensive these comments are and sincerely apologize to everyone for my actions. I am committed to learning from this and becoming a better person by taking time to determine how to move forward in an accountable, meaningful way. I am truly sorry,” Leipsic said.

‘Unacceptable and offensive’

In a statement to CBC Sports, the Capitals said they were investigating the situation.

“We are aware of the unacceptable and offensive comments made by Brendan Leipsic in a private conversation on social media. We will handle this matter internally,” the statement read.

Jack Rodewald, a 26-year-old also from Winnipeg, who has played 10 games with Ottawa Senators since 2018, was also involved in the group chat.

The NHL later released a statement saying it would address the “inexcusable conduct moving forward.

“The National Hockey League strongly condemns the misogynistic and reprehensible remarks made by players Brendan Leipsic and Jack Rodewald…. There is no place in our league for such statements, attitudes and behaviour, no matter the forum,” the statement read.

Leipsic, 25, has played parts of four seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and Capitals.

Mocks women, teammates

In one instance of messaging in the group chat, Leipsic posted a photo of a former teammate’s wife and wrote “look how fat” she “is lol.”

Leipsic also refers to women as pigs and makes light of other women’s weights in various other messages.

He also insults other NHL players.

In one, he reposted a picture of Canucks forward Jake Virtanen on vacation with friends, calling it “easily the worst crew in the world.”

He also posted a picture of Capitals teammates with the comment “f–k they’re losers.”

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Tom Brokaw Accused of Inappropriate Conduct by Former NBC Correspondent

NBC News legend Tom Brokaw is denying allegations of misconduct by a former NBC reporter who said he groped her during an unwanted advance in the 1990s.

Linda Vester detailed her allegations to both the Washington Postand Varietyon Thursday. The former reporter claims that in 1993, Brokaw grabbed her from behind and tickled her waist in front of her colleagues in Denver, Colorado. She also alleges that the following year, the famed newsman tried to forcibly kiss her in her New York City hotel room

She said that she didn’t report the allegations at the time for fear of Brokaw’s power at the network and how that could affect her career.

Brokaw has issued an identical statement to both outlets, acknowledging that he and Vester had met on two occasions, but denying anything improper occurred.

“I met with Linda Vester on two occasions, both at her request, 23 years ago because she wanted advice with respect to her career at NBC,” Brokaw said in the statement. “The meetings were brief, cordial and appropriate, and despite Linda’s allegations, I made no romantic overtures towards her at that time or any other.”

The Post also published an allegation from a second woman, who asked to remain anonymous, claiming that Brokaw acted inappropriately toward her in the ’90s. Brokaw has denied this allegation to the Post.

Brokaw has been married to Meredith Auld since 1962 and they have five children together.

The allegations against Brokaw come on the heels of another controversy surrounding another NBC heavyweight, former Today co-host Matt Lauer. Lauer was fired from the show in November for what the network called “inappropriate workplace behavior.”

Lauer, who spoke out for the first time since being fired on Thursday, acknowledged in a statement to the Post he has “acted inappropriately,” but denied “any allegations or reports of coercive, aggressive or abusive actions.”

For more on Lauer since the firing, watch the video below.

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