NEW YORK (KLBK) – According to variety.com, fired NBC co-host Matt Lauer exposed himself to a female employee in his office. The website said Lauer also gave another colleague a sex toy as a present.
“These accounts of Lauer’s behavior at NBC are the result of a two-month investigation by Variety, with dozens of interviews with current and former staffers,” the website said.
NBC News Chairman Andy Lack released a statement Wednesday morning, saying in part, “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards.”
NBC’s statement did not go into detail. But variety.com did.
“He loved to engage in a crass quiz game with men and women in the office,” variety.com said. “He would identify the female co-hosts that he’d most like to sleep with.”
TMZ dug up a 2012 video clip of Katie Couric from BravoTV.com. In that clip, Couric was asked about the most annoying part of having worked with Lauer.
Couric said, “He pinches me on the ass a lot.”
Variety said Lauer had a $25 million contract with NBC, however, fortune.com reported in 2016 that Lauer signed an extension worth $20 million per year. The extension was to expire in 2018.
WARNING: the link to Variety is HERE and it contains much more graphic details about the allegations against Matt Lauer.
As of the time of this report, Lauer has not yet made a public statement in response to his firing or the allegations against him.