November 29, 2017
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Matt Lauer is the latest celebrity accused of sexual misconduct by a colleague. The Today Show host was fired Monday night after NBC executives received complaint of an alleged assault.
Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced the news early Wednesday morning. Watch below.
Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017
Since the story broke, celebrities and journalists alike shared their thoughts on social media.
“This reckoning at these companies is LONG overdue.” Imagine how terrified the victim must’ve been to come forward on ML- he was face of morning TV. Salute to the victims courage but more importantly I hope for healing. https://t.co/keHlt5me3h
— Cari Champion (@CariChampion) November 29, 2017
On the west coast, waking up to this news. As a journalist, I have admired Matt Lauer for years and I’m so disappointed in him. This culture is too prevalent in newsrooms, as I know personally, and must stop. https://t.co/LQd11QzxUr
— Shaun Robinson (@shaunrobinson) November 29, 2017
Lauer joined Today as the morning show’s news anchor in 1994 and then became co-anchor in 1997. The 59-year-old is the latest to be fired for sexual misconduct. Earlier this month CBS fired it’s long-time anchor Charlie Rose for the same accusations.
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