Matt Lauer Fired From NBC After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Matt Lauer Fired From NBC After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Matt Lauer hosted The Today Show for almost 20 years

Longtime anchor Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC over sexual harassment allegations. The announcement was made on Wednesday morning in a memo from NBC President Andrew Lack.

READ: CBS News Fires Charlie Rose Over Sexual Assault Allegations

In the memo, Lack wrote:

“On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer…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.”

READ: Harvey Weinstein Hired Private Investigators, Former Spies To Silence Sexual Assault Accusers

The Today Show, which Lauer has co-anchored since 1998, went live at 7:00 am on Wednesday. At the top of the show, co-anchor Savannah Guthrie announced the news in a emotional monologue:

After the news came out, President Donald Trump, who has over a dozen sexual allegations against him, tweeted about the news:

Lauer is the second major news figure to be fired over sexual harassment allegations. Last week Charlie Rose was fired over multiple sexual harassment complaints.

Source: NBC



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