Matt Lauer FIRED from NBC as Shocking Sex Scandal Explodes

Longtime “Today” show host Matt Lauer was fired by NBC on Wednesday morning after a colleague accused him of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” The unnamed woman reportedly accused Lauer of sexually assaulting her during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Daily Mail reported that Lauer’s cohost Savannah Guthrie broke down as she revealed the news live this morning on “Today.”

“This is a sad morning here at Today and NBC News,” Guthrie said. She went on to read the letter that NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack had sent to employees just moments before, which stated that Lauer’s alleged offense may not have been an “isolated incident.”

“We learned this moments ago, just this morning. As you can imagine, we are devastated. And we are still processing all of this,” said Guthrie. “I will tell you, 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’ll learn more details in the hours and days to come. We promise to share that with you.”

Lauer’s firing comes as a shock as he was both the longest-running morning show host and the highest paid, taking home an annual salary of $25million prior to his termination.

Guthrie tried to maintain her composure while announcing Lauer’s firing, at one point clutching on to her fellow host Hoda Kotb for support.

“Hoda, I mean, you know, for the moment, all we can say is we are heartbroken. I’m heartbroken for Matt. He is my dear, dear friend and my partner. And he is beloved by many, many people here,” said Guthrie. “And I’m heartbroken for the brave colleague that came forward to tell her story and any other women who have their own stories to tell.”

President Donald Trump took to Twitter moments ago to address Lauer’s firing.

“Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!” Trump wrote. “So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!”

Here’s the full letter Lack sent to NBC employees:

“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. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.

Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender.

We are deeply saddened by this turn of events. But we will face it together as a news organization – and do it in as transparent a manner as we can.”

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