UPDATE: NBC Fires Matt Lauer
Powerful men are being accused of sexual harassment on the daily, and the latest is Matt Lauer.
Matt Lauer has been an anchor on the "Today" show for 20 years until today. Savannah Guthrie made the announcement this morning that he was fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace."
According to a CNN article, "NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said in a memo to staff that it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his career at the network. But he said "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."
A source told Page Six, “An NBC staffer come forward with a claim that Matt sexually assaulted her at the Olympics. There have been rumors about Matt having affairs with subordinates at NBC for years, but those were believed to be consensual. This incident in Rio was not.”
According to an two-month investigation by Variety, published on Wednesday, Lauer had a history of lewd behavior toward female staffers. Variety held dozens of interviews with current and former staffers, including three women who identified as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer, who provide specific examples of Lauer's alleged inappropriate behavior.