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Matt Lauer fired by NBC over “Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in the Workplace”



Journalist Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC’s Today Show for “inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace.”

NBC News chairman Andy Lack sent an in-house letter to the staff to inform them about Matt Lauer’s firing, detailing the reason for the decision.

Andy Lack said although this was the first complaint about his behaviour in the twenty years plus he’s been at NBC, they have reasons to believe it may not have been an isolated incident.

The news was confirmed by Today Show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kot.

Read the letter below:

Dear Colleagues,

On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour 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. While it is the first complaint about his behaviour in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with a 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, no matter who the offender.

We are deeply saddened by this turn of events. But we will face it together as a news organization – and do it in as transparent a manner as we can. To that end, Noah and I will be meeting with as many of you as possible throughout the day today to answer your questions.




  1. Lilo

    November 29, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Dang Matt ?

  2. Mamamia

    November 30, 2017 at 11:06 am

    It is slowly becoming a woman’s world. While I commend more women coming out, are we saying no woman has ever acted inappropriately towards a man sexually? Or the men are just shy of speaking out. There has to be a balance at some point.

    • KD

      November 30, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      @Mamamia apparently, men have also been speaking out. Albeit against fellow men…

  3. Chu

    November 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    When it rains, it pours. This is a flood, scratch that, a hurricane.
    Most old time execs would be indicted, I remember reading Hollywood scandal and them books those days, if that was what was happening then, then there is still a whole lot of mess to be exposed. Old Hollywood should be afraid.

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