This is the part where I say, “I have never liked that guy.” And I’d be telling the truth. I cannot stand Matt Lauer and I’m not shocked at all that he has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior. From what we’ve been told, it seems like this all went down pretty quickly.
Poor Savannah Guthrie, his co-anchor on the Today show looked absolutely stunned to be sitting next to Hoda Kotb as she made the announcement and read a statement from the network. She explained that Lauer’s accuser made her claims on Monday night (seriously, last night!) and, already, NBC took action.
On top of that, the statement said that it was the first accusation against him in the 20 years he’s been with the show but that, based on what they’ve learned, it’s unlikely that it was an isolated incident.
The details are being kept to a minimum right now but it must have been compelling enough to warrant such swift and decisive action. Lauer wasn’t even put on leave pending an investigation. He was terminated. Immediately. That’s so shocking!
Somewhere, Ann Curry, and every other woman who was allegedly bullied by Lauer professionally, is probably thanking karma for catching up with this guy. Now we’ve just got to wait and see what happens next.