Breaking News For Wednesday – Matt Lauer Fired From NBC

‘Today’ show host Matt Lauer was just fired from the network after a co-worker came forward with claims of sexual misconduct against him.

By nowproducerdave on November 29, 2017
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You know how all those sexual harassers have been getting called out all around Hollywood recently? Well, the claims just struck Matt Lauer, and he was just fired from NBC and the “Today” show.

Being called “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the claim against Matt was actually the first complaint against him ever at the network, and he’s been there 20 years. Why does one single complaint result in immediate termination? Well, NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack says that the complaint was looked into, and they determined “after serious review” that it was “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 twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

So it sounds to us like there was something happening, at least with one person in particular, and it’s just been kept quiet this whole time. We don’t really have any more details yet, but we’ll keep you updated as we figure out what else went on. It must be serious though, considering the suspension was totally skipped, going straight to termination. We’re shocked though, I don’t think anyone would have suspected this one.

8:00am UPDATE: Some more details are coming out. It was revealed a little earlier that the incident in question happened at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. Some other sources claim that NBC has been investigating Matt for “weeks,” and other news outlets were already working on the story. It’s said that Andrew Lack “tried to get ahead of the story before it broke,” which is why he fired Matt. ALSO, Katie Couric said back in 2012 that Matt had a habit of pinching her on the “rear-end” a lot, but her comment went largely unnoticed for some reason.


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