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Breaking News: NBC has fired longtime ‘Today Show’ host Matt Lauer over sexual misconduct allegation

This is stunning news to wake up to announced by Savannah Guthrie on The Today Show: NBC has fired its leading morning news anchor Matt Lauer over a sexual harassment allegation, the network’s president for news said in a memo to staff on Wednesday.

“On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Andrew Lack, the NBC News president, said in the memo.

He said the allegation against Mr. Lauer “represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.”

“While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

Appearing on the verge of tears on this morning’s show Guthrie said: “All we can say is we are heartbroken; I’m heartbroken.”

She described Lauer as “a dear, dear friend,” and said she was “heartbroken for the brave colleague who came forward to tell her story.”

Calling Lauer’s dismissal part of a national reckoning, she continued, “How do you reconcile your love for someone with the revelation that they have behaved badly?”

On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.

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4 Remarks

  1. In his effort to claw his way up, he caused Ann Curry to sob on national TV. Never watched today since then. Yet I still have the greatest respect for Ann Curry.

  2. November 30th, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    Trippy Trellis says:

    Page Six headline: “Fans of Ann Curry reveling in Matt Lauer’s demise.” Count me among the revelers.

  3. Bye, bye to another mighty news media power dick-flasher.

  4. Good riddance! What an asshole he was. You can count me among the revelers too!

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