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NBC Terminates Matt Lauer After Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Claims

 

Matt Lauer has been fired from Today after serious allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment of a female colleague during the Sochi Olympic Games. Lauer’s former cohosts, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, were the first to publicly announce his termination by reading an emailed statement from NBC News Chairman Andy Lack.

“The network received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Lack wrote. “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.”

Lauer released a statement sharing his “sorrow and regret” over his behavior.

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