Two More Women Come Forward Accusing Matt Lauer Of Sexual Assault And Harassment

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Matt Lauer is reportedly facing at least two additional behavior complaints at NBC News, the new allegations coming on the heels of the long-time Today anchor’s termination.   Following news of Lauer’s ouster came ahead of any published reports into Lauer’s behavior. NBC News announced early Wednesday that it had fired Lauer over a detailed complaint from an employee alleging “inappropriate sexual behavior” in the workplace throughout 2014. NBC chairman Andrew Lack said in a memo to staff that the complaint was the first lodged against Lauer, 59, since he took over as anchor of the show in 1997, but that it was not believed to be an isolated incident.

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Rumors had been circulating that multiple outlets, including The New York Times, were investigating Lauer. Also,  NBC News staffers were awaiting publication of those stories on Wednesday and in the afternoon, Variety published a report from three anonymous women detailing a pattern of sexual harassment at the hands of their NBC News colleague.

 

The Times report said NBC has received at least two more complaints related to Lauer on Wednesday, citing a well-placed source. In one of the new complaints, an anonymous former employee claims Lauer summoned her to his office in 2001 and then had sex with her. She told the Times she felt helpless because she didn’t want to lose her job and didn’t report the incident due to shame. Lauer could not be reached for comment.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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