Report: Matt Lauer Allegedly Sexually Assaulted A Female NBC Staffer During 2014 The Olympics
NBC has fired Matt Lauer. It all happened so fast. Savannah Guthrie made the announcement this morning.
“We just learned this moments ago, just this morning. As I’m sure you can imagine, we are devastated and we are still processing all of this,” Guthrie said.
“And I will tell you right now, we do not know more than what I just shared with you. But we will be covering this story as reporters, as journalists. I’m sure we will be learning more details in the hours and days to come, and we promise we will share that with you,” she continued.
NBC News Chief Andrew Lack released a statement:
#BREAKING: NBC News has fired Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior.”
Statement from NBC News Chief Andrew Lack: pic.twitter.com/NGu27zZNeF
— Nick Emmons (@nicknbcboston) November 29, 2017
We’re now hearing more details on the accusations, and it’s something else. According to a report from Page Six, Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Sochi Winter Olympics back in 2014. But even that’s still unclear. Other reports indicate that this happened during the Rio Olympics.
An NBC insider said Lauer’s alleged victim complained to HR on Monday, “This happened so quickly. She didn’t go to the media, she made a complaint to NBC’s human resources, and her evidence was so compelling that Matt was fired on Tuesday night. The victim says she has evidence that this has also happened to other women, but so far we don’t have evidence of that.”
This story is still emerging …