NBC Fires Matt Lauer from the Today Show Over “Inappropriate workplace behavior”


NBC News has fired longtime “Today” show host Matt Lauer for inappropriate workplace behavior.

The network opened the “Today” show on Wednesday with news of the termination. NBC News chairman Andy Lack released a statement, saying the network had “received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer.”

“It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment,” Lack wrote. “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.”

No further information is available at this time.



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1 thought on “NBC Fires Matt Lauer from the Today Show Over “Inappropriate workplace behavior”

  1. This is one case I really want to hear more detail about. It is very hard to imagine. In this current climate I believe the fear of litigation and the “PC Police” that is fueling all these”rush to judgement” firings. It is as NBC stated, an “accusation”. It is nothing that has been thoroughly investigated. So I will reserve judgement till it has.

    I wonder though. If they were making the “James Bond” Movies of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Would we have Characters like ” Pussey Galore” today? Would Rodger Moore and Sean Connery

    James Bond (to horse trainer assassin): “Well my dear, I take it you spend quite a lot of time in the saddle.” Jenny Flex: “Yes, I love an early morning ride.” James Bond: “Well, I’m an early riser myself.”

    Rodger Moore “A View to a Kill” 1985

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