Transcript for Matt Lauer faces more accusations
Good Thursday morning we begin with the growing list of shocking allegations against former today show host Matt Lauer he was quickly fired from NB CN has reported 25 million dollar job. What a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior the network has since received complaints from at least two more accusers. Another NBC staffers are now sharing some stories of lewd workplace conduct at a tabloids pounced on the story he could to to cover the daily news there reading. Today's Perth. The near post headline dirty rack. A play on NBC headquarters. Thirty Rockefeller plaza. Overnight new reaction to the scandal that brought down Matt Lauer are wondering where in the world is Matt Lauer he's probably at a bar with Charlie Rose. That's NBC's Jimmy Fallon addressing hours firing in his monologue that NBC news it's no laughing matter after the bombshell announcement on The Today Show. Our colleague Matt Lauer has been terminated by best network now new allegations are coming to light. An explosive article by variety described flowers alleged pattern of lewd behavior. Variety reports he wants allegedly gave a colleague is sex toy as a president accompanied by an explicit note. Another FEMA employee says lauer dropped his pants in front of her in his office exposing himself. And this morning the New York Times reports two more women have come forward with claims one of the women says flowers summoned her to his office in 2001. And had sex with her she tells a New York Times she felt helpless because she didn't want to lose her job. Actually kept hearing from multiple sources about the problem with our hour is he has so much power that nobody wanted to speak up just two months ago lauer grilled. Bill O'Reilly after he was fired following accusations of sexual harassment but think about those five women and what they did date came forward and filed complaints against the biggest star. At the network they worked at think of how intimidating that must've been how nerve racking that must have been. Doesn't that tell you how strongly they felt about the way they were treated by you well it's not just me. Those lawsuits involve many other people not just me. And this clip is now circulating online the Mac heard round the studio without there moment involving Phillip. Matt Lauer and Willie Geist has hit from 2012 when The Today Show aired a segment featuring lauer that critics say appeared to mock sexual harassment this. Norton. And I thought that would be the end in the. Variety also reports that lauer had of secret button under his death so he could lock his office store without getting up. NBC has released a new statement saying quote. We can say unequivocally that prior to Monday night current NBC news management was never made aware of any complaints about not ours conduct. Meanwhile Geraldo Rivera is apologizing for his initial reaction till hours firing in the tweet Rivera describes TV news as a quote flirting business. And said the current harassment allegations are criminalizing courtship.
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