NBC’s Matt Lauer Fired

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


NBC News has fired "Today Show" host Matt Lauer after a colleague accused him of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," the network said today.

NBC News chairman Andrew Lack announced Lauer’s termination in a memo this morning, which was obtained by ABC News. He said the company received "a detailed complaint from a colleague" Monday night "about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer."

"It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards," Lack continued. "As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. 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. Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences."

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