He’s outta there! NBC’s main guy, Matt Lauer, no longer has a job after a woman has come forward and and accused him of sexual assault. Here’s the scoop…
Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. 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. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017
From Page Six:
Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, sources told Page Six.
An NBC insider said Lauer’s alleged victim complained to HR on Monday, “This happened so quickly. She didn’t go to the media, she made a complaint to NBC’s human resources, and her evidence was so compelling that Matt was fired on Tuesday night. The victim says she has evidence that this has also happened to other women, but so far we don’t have evidence of that.”
Another source tells us that the decision to fire Lauer was made late last night by NBC News chairman Andy Lack.
Lauer’s firing comes amid rumors that several news outlets were working on stories about his alleged sexual misconduct.
Reporters for The New York Times had been investigating Lauer for several weeks, according to sources who had been contacted by the paper, CNN reported.
Guthrie added that she was heartbroken for the woman who accused Lauer of misconduct, saying “it’s long overdue” that women feel comfortable standing up to abusive men.
Co-host Hoda Kotb said she has known Lauer for years and “loved him as a friend and a colleague.”
“It’s hard to reconcile the man who walks in every day” with the person mentioned in the complaint, she said.
Weinstein, Conyers, Franken, Lauer. It’s crazy how many liberals are being called out for sexual impropriety these days, isn’t it? Aren’t progressives supposed to be champions of women’s rights? Hmm, guess not!
H/T: Right Scoop