Updated 9:22 am ET.
Matt Lauer has been fired by NBC, becoming the latest high-profile liberal to fall as a result of inappropriate sexual behavior.
His distraught co-host Savannah Guthrie, announced at the top of the Today show around 7:00 am ET Wednesday that Lauer was out.
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President Trump almost immediately reacted with a tweet.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017
The complaint was made to NBC officials Monday night, and after an investigation – as well as a determination that the behavior was not likely an isolated incident – NBC decided to get rid of their star host. The New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that the firing offense was sexual assault that occurred at the Olympics. From the Post:
Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, sources told Page Six.
An NBC insider said Lauer’s alleged victim complained to HR on Monday, “This happened so quickly. 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. The victim says she has evidence that this has also happened to other women, but so far we don’t have evidence of that.”
Amazing. Charlie Rose and now Lauer. Add in Weinstein and the others. And nobody knew?? How many of these liberal advocates for women’s rights who scorn Republicans as sexist have been protecting these predatory beasts so that the money can keep flowing in.
Lauer, 59, is married and has three children, including a 13-year-old daughter.
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