NBC News is pretending that it had no idea Matt Lauer was a pervert. According to the network, nobody complained about Lauer for 20 years.
“It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards,” NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said.
“As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
Allegations are pouring in. Failing morning show host Megyn Kelly knew that Lauer was a creep, but NBC executives didn’t? Lauer is accused of being a predator.
On Thursday NBC doubled down on its statement that the accusations were a surprise.
“We can say unequivocally, that, prior to Monday night, current NBC News management was never made aware of any complaints about Matt Lauer’s conduct,” a spokesperson wrote.
The reaction against Lauer was lightning fast. He was revealed as a sexual abuser and fired from his $25 million a year job within 24 hours. His disgrace was instant.
“This happened so quickly,” a source revealed.
“She (Lauer’s accuser) 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…”
NBC executives can try to save face, but it’s becoming obvious that they shielded a terrible man.
(Source: Daily Beast)