“Today” show co-host Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC due to inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.
Lauer’s co-anchor Savannah Guthrie was joined by Hoda Kotb to announce the news Wednesday morning on “Today.”
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
NBC released a statement to their organization that stated a colleague had come forward and given them a very detailed statement about inappropriate sexual behavior involving Matt Lauer. The network stated that this was the first complaint of this nature against Lauer in his 20 plus year career.
The statement also mentioned that the details of the complaint lead the network to believe that this was more than just one isolated incident.