Matt Lauer, who was paid 25 million a year with a contract that brought in half a billion dollars to NBC for Today last year, was fired Tuesday for allegations of sexual misconduct. The evidence must have been HUGE to dump a cash cow like him.
Fox News is reporting, even the day after his firing, more and more allegations are pouring in. And ABC reports that “some of the details are too graphic for morning television.” See below:
“There are accusations of lewd texts and comments, of Lauer exposing himself. And one woman alleges to the New York Times, that a sexual encounter in his office culminated with her passing out and Lauer, having his asistant take her to a nurse.” See Video Below:
On November 30th, 2017 Matt Lauer issued an apology statement. Per Fox:
“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”
It seems this all started with Harvey Weinstein and is snowballing in the media which is not a far leap from Hollywood. What are you thinking about the newest allegations? Drop your thoughts below in comments.