Matt Lauer Fired by NBC Over Sexual Misbehaviour

By Katie Dangerfield and Chris Jancelewicz, Global News  Nov. 29 2017

ABOVE: Matt Lauer’s firing due to sexual misconduct complaint leaves NBC anchors ‘heartbroken’

 

NBC News has fired popular Today show host Matt Lauer after receiving a complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace, the network announced Wednesday.

Lauer’s co-host Savannah Guthrie made the announcement during the opening of the show Wednesday.

“This is a sad morning here at Today and NBC News,” Guthrie said before reading a statement sent to staff by NBC News chairman Andrew Lack.

In the statement, Lack said an employee came forward Monday night to report Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

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

“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.”

After reading the statement, Guthrie said, “As I’m sure you can imagine, we are devastated and we are still processing all of this. All we can say is we are heartbroken; I’m heartbroken.”

Guthrie described Lauer as “a dear, dear friend,” and said she was “heartbroken for the brave colleague who came forward to tell her story.”

She then asked rhetorically, “How do you reconcile your love for someone with the revelation that they have behaved badly?”

The move comes a week after CBS News fired morning anchor Charlie Rose amid reports of sexual misconduct.

Later it was revealed that Lauer’s alleged impropriety occurred during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

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Published on November 29, 2017 at 7:22 am by Ron Robinson

Comments

November 29, 2017 - 7:52 am

George in Richmond

I wonder if Chris is getting a bit nervous.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/chris-gailus-sexual-harassment-1.3630148


November 29, 2017 - 8:12 am

Matthew Lausmann

So Today Show Is Looking For Lauer Replacement


November 29, 2017 - 10:09 am

Carlo

Matt Lauer, the man who played a key role in leaking tape that demonized Trump as abuser of women, while he (allegedly) abuses women. What a HYPOCRITE!!!


November 29, 2017 - 11:37 am

Lajord

If you had to fire everyone who had (consensual) sex while working in a newsroom/television station…
there’s a building in Burnaby that would have shut down a long , LONG time ago.


November 29, 2017 - 11:43 am

Mark

Interesting that the inappropriate media revelations were initially meant to go after guys like O Reilly, Ailes and Hannity at Fox but it is turning out that media on the left is just as bad or worse. What is even more hilarious is that on-air they sound like the most concerned people on women’s and progressive issues but behind the scenes most make Trump look like a choirboy.


November 29, 2017 - 12:17 pm

Mark

So I see NBC stock went up this morning with them shedding $20m/yr in Lauer’s salary. With things tightening up financially at traditional networks I wonder how much is financially driven so that networks can refer to the Pee Wee Herman clause in a contract and quickly shed salary.


November 29, 2017 - 12:55 pm

Lajord

Mark, did you say, “Go after”?.
“Inappropriate media revelations were initially meant to go after guys like O Reilly, Ailes and …”
Is that HOW you see this? “Going after” the Political Right side… or the Political Left side?
That’s Creepy Perspective … on sexual relations in the work place.


November 29, 2017 - 6:43 pm

VancouverTVGuy

And like with Hollywood, the liberal media cheerleaders are starting to fall like dominoes…


November 29, 2017 - 7:33 pm

Les H.

I’m not saying that there has not been nor is sexual harassment, BTW females with power do it to male subordinates and to female subordinates too. In fact females in offices are often the WORST *itchs to other females in said environments, my ex-wife was a victim of such numerous times, IT PATHETIC THESE WOMEN ARE! But seriously there is an element of BOY/GIRL crying WOLF and once or more TOO OFTEN!

This now seeming endless stream of sexual harassment victim hood is a lot of NOISE by faux victims too, the problem is the 4/100 REAL victims of sexual harassment gets lost in th sea of noise from 96/100 faux victims.

A faux victim may be a female at work being complimented for her hair, makeup, outfit by say the nerdy office boy or such coworker. Maybe geek office boy asks her for a coffee date too. She cries sexual harassment. It can also be a nice looking female walking down the street and hears a guy cat call her.. Is he maybe rude? YES, sexual harassment NO! Twenty seconds later he is out of her life! Many attractive gals enjoy this too and BTW many women do this to men as well.

But again we do not hear about *itchs in power who harass and abuse both male and female subordinates. Former FBI Director Janet Nepolitano, lesbian she is put all too many males working under her in the worst offices some offices put in actual bathrooms, BUT NOBODY CALLED HER OUT FOR SUCH ABUSE!!!!

BTW GET OVER IT!!! MOST EVERY PERSON ON EARTH CAN RECALL TIMES OF ABUSE OR HARASSMENT!

My parents emigrated from Eastern Europe. My father for one, many times for just being an eastern European immigrant to Canada can recall verbal abuse as such being called a Bo hunk, a Hunky, a dumb foreigner and such. HE DID NOT BREAK DOWN IN TEARS! He either told the persons off, pushed back, or shrugged his shoulders and walked away.

I myself during my puberty years 13-14-15 where I was a bit awkward, taller, lanky and such until I rounded out more fit and to size by the time I was 16-17-18 was verbally abused and more at times for being a bit awkward or geeky, did it hurt? OF COURSE! Did I shrink into ball in a corner and cry? NO! I either ignored it, verbally challenged the abusers and yes got into a few fights, winning some and losing some. LIFE IS NOT FAIR GET OVER IT!

There are many real victims out there, noise from all the snowflakes and faux victims is annoying.


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