Two more women have come forward accusing Matt Lauer of sexual impropriety. One of them claims he summoned the then-married woman to his office for sex.
Two more women have come forward to report shocking claims concerning Matt Lauer, 59, the former Today show host. One of them alleges that 16 years ago she was summoned to Lauer’s office where he had sex with her, during which she passed out, according to The New York Times. When she woke, Lauer’s assistant was taking her to a nurse. The unidentified woman said she never reported the incident out of shame and because she feared losing her job. She was married at the time and the paper had corroborated her story with her ex-husband, as well as a friend with whom she discussed the incident 5 years ago. Take a look back at Lauer’s career in photos right here.
Lauer’s exit from NBC for “inappropriate sexual behavior” first began with a former employee filing a complain with the news organization over an incident during his time covering the Sochi Olympics in 2014. But the unwanted behavior continued upon their return to the U.S. “She didn’t go to the media, she made a complaint to NBC’s human resources, and her evidence was so compelling that Matt was fired on Tuesday night,” a source told Page Six. “The victim says she has evidence that this has also happened to other women, but so far we don’t have evidence of that.”
Soon after Lauer’s firing, Variety published their own exclusive alleging he sent a co-worker a sex toy with a note explaining that he’d like to use it on her. The report also details an incident in which he summoned another female employee into his office and dropped his pants, exposing his penis to her. When she refused to engage in a sex act with him, he reprimanded her. It should be noted that Lauer has been married the last 19 years.
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