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d_r

(6,907 posts)
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:04 AM Nov 2017

Matt Lauer fired by NBC

they are live talking about it. Sexual allegations.

edit: not a lot of detail. The other today show hosts only heard just before airing. They are shook up. They read a statement that said basically there were credible allegations of inappropriate conduct.

Here is the NBC twitter:


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Matt Lauer fired by NBC (Original Post) d_r Nov 2017 OP
A link Kaleva Nov 2017 #1
Another link no_hypocrisy Nov 2017 #5
Is this real? Iliyah Nov 2017 #2
KO right about what? Yes, it is real. Ilsa Nov 2017 #27
Whoa. Guess I'm not really surprised as I've long thought he was a jerk. Laurian Nov 2017 #3
Yeah, me too. mountain grammy Nov 2017 #49
Wow! democratisphere Nov 2017 #4
Another link nitpicker Nov 2017 #6
Heard rumors about him on gossip blogs. blogslut Nov 2017 #7
I never cared for Ann Curry before that. GoCubsGo Nov 2017 #19
Yes, heard that too. Duppers Nov 2017 #34
I heard the same. n/t whathehell Nov 2017 #45
Wow! I'd read that Lauer ruled for years while female co-hosts Hortensis Nov 2017 #8
OHHHH! That's what olbermann was talking about njhoneybadger Nov 2017 #9
That was my first thought that KO was right. Cant find that post, what other KewlKat Nov 2017 #12
November 22 Miles Archer Nov 2017 #57
What did Keith say please? PearliePoo2 Nov 2017 #32
Ahhh - I knew it!!! hexola Nov 2017 #10
I was just thinking that this would be the end of his marriage. Tipperary Nov 2017 #16
My bad - they reconciled hexola Nov 2017 #33
I would not be surprised if this is the nail in the coffin in that case. Tipperary Nov 2017 #37
Sounds like reconciliation was for show/kids.... hexola Nov 2017 #48
He was a pompous asshole. Thise women are probably so glad that full of himsel boston bean Nov 2017 #11
I remember Natalie Morales was suddenly transferred. Tipperary Nov 2017 #13
And guess whos tweeting about it already spinbaby Nov 2017 #14
Andy Lack....that would be a nice double... OnDoutside Nov 2017 #20
Whoa!! Donald is attacking Andy Lack? Saying check his past? PearliePoo2 Nov 2017 #29
Throwing stones hu. SummerSnow Nov 2017 #30
Does Keith Olbermann's comments pintobean Nov 2017 #15
I am wondering why KO suddenly quit JenniferJuniper Nov 2017 #41
A fine way to start the day exboyfil Nov 2017 #17
+1 OnDoutside Nov 2017 #21
This DURHAM D Nov 2017 #25
The Commander in Chief Forum was such crap RockaFowler Nov 2017 #43
Yep, I just happened to re-read that chapter of Hillary's book last night. mama Nov 2017 #52
Yes ! Delighted this weasel has finally got his comeuppance. OnDoutside Nov 2017 #18
So Andy Lack waits until right before air time to spring this on the staff? Tipperary Nov 2017 #22
Well, now he has plenty of time to take another golf vacation with GoCubsGo Nov 2017 #23
Was it Al Roker? bathroommonkey76 Nov 2017 #24
I always thought they were good buddies. Tipperary Nov 2017 #38
What a loss...I always had a hard time deciding BeyondGeography Nov 2017 #26
He's a total asshole even without the sexual harassment. milestogo Nov 2017 #28
Willie Geist on Morning Joe said it took incredible courage Ilsa Nov 2017 #31
'Morning Joe' was talking about this and Joe said: PearliePoo2 Nov 2017 #35
But not a peep about Trump. Vinca Nov 2017 #36
Yah, this is what's so annoying, NOTHING ABOUT THE PUSSY GRABBER. a kennedy Nov 2017 #39
You're so right!! dicksmc3 Nov 2017 #42
Um, do you think you could tone it down a bit? whathehell Nov 2017 #47
Most of the people getting fired are admitting to aspects of workplace rules being broken and the uponit7771 Nov 2017 #40
Such a perfect comment.. mountain grammy Nov 2017 #50
NBC terminated him before the New York Times and Variety ran the stories they were working on FarCenter Nov 2017 #44
Damn Billy Bush you could have been the next host underpants Nov 2017 #46
The evidence must have been beyond dispute. no_hypocrisy Nov 2017 #51
Lauer Firing Shown How Misogyny led to the 2016 Presidential Campaign Results dlk Nov 2017 #53
Lol: demmiblue Nov 2017 #54
Perhaps someone should form a Dirty Old Men's Support Group.. whathehell Nov 2017 #55
Woah! Add a new member to that club! whathehell Nov 2017 #56

Ilsa

(61,802 posts)
27. KO right about what? Yes, it is real.
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:43 AM
Nov 2017

A specific allegation plus rumors of others, but the termination is for the specific allegation.

They are stunned. He is a friend to many there.

GoCubsGo

(32,357 posts)
19. I never cared for Ann Curry before that.
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:22 AM
Nov 2017

But, that episode changed my mind about her. Yeah, he was quite the shit toward her. I would love for NBC to hire her back to fill his spot, but I doubt that will happen. She probably wants nothing to do with them now anyway.

Miles Archer

(18,837 posts)
57. November 22
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:45 PM
Nov 2017
Keith Olbermann ?Verified account
@KeithOlbermann

My God my phone case just melted from the volume of texts about three separate rumors of big name sexual harassment/misconduct around media. Pro tip: Nobody take Thanksgiving off.
3:19 PM - 22 Nov 2017


 

hexola

(4,835 posts)
10. Ahhh - I knew it!!!
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:14 AM
Nov 2017

Talking with my parents the other day - who's next...

Matt was my guess...

Mostly because he was divorced not too long ago - it was just a guess.

 

Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
16. I was just thinking that this would be the end of his marriage.
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:20 AM
Nov 2017

I was not aware he had already been divorced.

 

Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
37. I would not be surprised if this is the nail in the coffin in that case.
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:07 AM
Nov 2017

You have to feel sorry for her and his kids.

 

hexola

(4,835 posts)
48. Sounds like reconciliation was for show/kids....
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:09 AM
Nov 2017
https://pagesix.com/2017/11/29/matt-lauer-allegedly-sexually-assaulted-female-staffer-during-olympics/

His wife, Annette famously filed for divorce in 2006, accusing him of “cruel and inhumane” behavior, but withdrew the filing a month later after they reached a private agreement.

They ostensibly live separate lives, she lives full time in the Hamptons with their children, while Matt resides in the city during the week.

boston bean

(36,280 posts)
11. He was a pompous asshole. Thise women are probably so glad that full of himsel
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:16 AM
Nov 2017

Asshole is gone from their lives.

 

Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
13. I remember Natalie Morales was suddenly transferred.
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:18 AM
Nov 2017

I wonder if it was her complaint. One thing for sure, is that Anne Curry must be enjoying this news.

spinbaby

(15,141 posts)
14. And guess whos tweeting about it already
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:18 AM
Nov 2017




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!

PearliePoo2

(7,768 posts)
29. Whoa!! Donald is attacking Andy Lack? Saying check his past?
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:46 AM
Nov 2017

Maybe there will be heightened MSM scrutiny of 'donald the predator's' past!

JenniferJuniper

(4,520 posts)
41. I am wondering why KO suddenly quit
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:19 AM
Nov 2017

his GQ gig, assuming his contract didn't run out or something like that.

Trump is nowhere near gone. The resistance has not yet prevailed.

exboyfil

(17,893 posts)
17. A fine way to start the day
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:22 AM
Nov 2017

I blame Matt Lauer almost more than any other media representative for allowing Trump to develop enough credibility for enough idiots to actually vote for him. Lauer had a chance to actually show how ignorant Trump was during the one on one.

Lightweight journalist akin to Tom Grunick of Broadcast News. Glad he is gone.

RockaFowler

(7,429 posts)
43. The Commander in Chief Forum was such crap
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:22 AM
Nov 2017

All softball questions to Stump and nothing but emails to Hillary. Such a sham

 

Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
22. So Andy Lack waits until right before air time to spring this on the staff?
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:28 AM
Nov 2017

That seems unfair to me. Surely this was not suddenly decided at 3 a.m. Poor Al Roker looks to be both pissed off and sad.

GoCubsGo

(32,357 posts)
23. Well, now he has plenty of time to take another golf vacation with
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:28 AM
Nov 2017

his buddy, Rush Limbaugh.

I always thought he was a jerk. I'm only surprised that NBC actually canned this asshole.

Ilsa

(61,802 posts)
31. Willie Geist on Morning Joe said it took incredible courage
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 08:47 AM
Nov 2017

for this woman to come forward. Lauer is arguably the most powerful person at nbc news, per Geist.

PearliePoo2

(7,768 posts)
35. 'Morning Joe' was talking about this and Joe said:
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:06 AM
Nov 2017

That Mika is hearing there's more high-ranking men soon to be ratted out!

They will be top people in the Tech sector.

I imagine there are men in EVERY sector wetting themselves right now. (hope so)

Vinca

(50,462 posts)
36. But not a peep about Trump.
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:06 AM
Nov 2017

Why do I think every predator in America will be outed and fired and 2 Scoops will be sitting in the Oval warming up his tiny fingers for the next pussy grab?

dicksmc3

(262 posts)
42. You're so right!!
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:22 AM
Nov 2017

Trump the IDIOT gets away with his coming right out and telling people on that Hollywood tape he's a PUSSY GRABBER. Then he says the tape of his voice is FAKE NEWS. This guy seems to get away with a lot of shit and doesn't face any of the music!! It's sad for us because he's supposed to the Commander in Chief.. What a sick individual Trump is...Let's hope Mueller brings the evidence soon so we can rid the country of the prick in the WH!!

whathehell

(29,270 posts)
47. Um, do you think you could tone it down a bit?
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:01 AM
Nov 2017

I know that DU rules allow the use of that offensive PG term, in reference to Trump, but could you at least refrain from putting it in ALL CAPS?...It's Offense Level is quadrupled when SHOUTED, if you get my drift.

As to your intended point, Trump is in the highest level of public office, and, as such can't be summarily terminated like those in private industry.

uponit7771

(90,514 posts)
40. Most of the people getting fired are admitting to aspects of workplace rules being broken and the
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:17 AM
Nov 2017

... company not being able to put up with the rule breakers shit.

Red Don on the other hand is saying he doesn't even know these women and he's has not been accused of assault in the workplace.

 

FarCenter

(19,429 posts)
44. NBC terminated him before the New York Times and Variety ran the stories they were working on
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 09:24 AM
Nov 2017
Reporters for The New York Times and Variety had been investigating Lauer for several weeks, according to sources who had been contacted by the Times.



http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/29/media/matt-lauer/index.html

no_hypocrisy

(46,997 posts)
51. The evidence must have been beyond dispute.
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:34 AM
Nov 2017

They fired Matt Lauer on the morning of the evening of the NBC/Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting.

I'm placing my bet that NBC will bring back Bryon Gumbel for temporary image control.

dlk

(11,846 posts)
53. Lauer Firing Shown How Misogyny led to the 2016 Presidential Campaign Results
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:38 AM
Nov 2017

Email! Benghazi! Charitable Foundation! Now we have Trump.

whathehell

(29,270 posts)
55. Perhaps someone should form a Dirty Old Men's Support Group..
Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:59 AM
Nov 2017

to include Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly, Mark Halperen, Bill Cosby and Charlie Rose...New members can join as the opportunity arises..

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