When it rains it pours!
Women are lining up to report Matt Lauer’s serial sexual misconduct.
This is one such instance that is not merely a “credible allegation,” as NBC calls the accusations pouring in against Lauer. It is an Al Franken-level smoking gun, irrefutable video proof from TMZ!
Lauer is seen taking a peek down the sweater of an NBC employee the video copy identifies as Meredith Vieira, exclaiming, “Pretty sweater. Keep bending over like that, it’s a nice view.”
Also, in an interview with Andy Cohen, Katie Couric was asked what Lauer’s most annoying habit is. “He pinches me on the ass a lot,” answered Couric.
The first video is clearly a fireable offense. Will the women coming out of the woodwork now sue Lauer and NBC for bazillions of dollars? This could cripple the network.
More serious allegations are also being made public….
“As the co-host of NBC’s ‘Today,’ Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present, according to Variety Magazine. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified.
On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.”
If NBC knew for so many years that this was happening, why did they suddenly react now? I have heard rumors that Hitlery Clinton is behind this. Lauer dissed her in some way, and this is payback. Unconfirmed, at this point.
According to Western Journalism, NBC Chairman Andy Lack sent a memo to his staff on Wednesday that read, “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.”
Some details about allegations against Lauer that were separate from the incident for which he was fired were later reported by Variety, which said it had been investigating Lauer’s conduct.
Variety reported that Lauer gave a colleague a sex toy as a gift along with detailed instructions of how he wanted her to use it.
Variety also claimed that Lauer at one point “summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that two more women have come forward with claims aboou Lauer’s behavior, including one who claimed she was forced to have sex with Lauer in 2001.
Ari Wilkenfeld, who represents the woman whose complaint resulted in Lauer being fired, did not identify her.
“My client and I met with representatives from NBC’s Human Resources and Legal Departments at 6 p.m. on Monday for an interview that lasted several hours. Our impression at this point is that NBC acted quickly, as all companies should, when confronted with credible allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace,” he said.
“While I am encouraged by NBC’s response to date, I am in awe of the courage my client showed to be the first to raise a complaint and to do so without making any demands other than the company do the right thing,” he said.