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Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 29, 2017 06:19AM
No details yet but someone came forward.

This is all I could find now:

NBC has fired its leading morning news anchor Matt Lauer over a sexual harassment allegation, the network’s president for news said in a memo to staff on Wednesday.

“On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Andrew Lack, the NBC News president, said in the memo.

He said the allegation against Mr. Lauer “represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. 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.”



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 29, 2017 06:30AM
I couldn't pay the rent
So out the door I went
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 29, 2017 06:32AM
......the news says they fired him for inappropriate sexual behavior.......it must have been blatant as they never 'put him on suspension' or issued anything saying they would investigate........there were rumors of him having 'affairs' for years.....some say there was something with 'Natalie Morales' but they were always just rumors [ some wondered if that was why Natalie moved to 'Access Hollywood'......



update with news:

....they way he treated Ann Curry, guess there is such thing as Karma......she must be at least 'satisfied' for this......


NBC News fires ‘Today’ anchor Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

.....Matt Lauer, the anchor of "Today" for two decades, was terminated by NBC News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

TODAY co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced Lauer's firing.

"We are heartbroken," Guthrie said Wednesday.

NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said in a memo to employees that the complaint, which was made by a colleague of Lauer's, prompted a serious review and represented a "clear violation of our company's standards."

Lack said it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer, 59, for his behavior since he took over as anchor of the show in 1997, but there was "reason to believe" it wasn't an isolated incident.

"Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender," Lack said.



gone.........?!



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Sam3
Date: November 29, 2017 06:34AM
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Lux Interior
I couldn't pay the rent
So out the door I went

Really? Blackmail?
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 29, 2017 06:38AM
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Sam3
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Lux Interior
I couldn't pay the rent
So out the door I went

Really? Blackmail?

So I goes to the landlady
I said you let me slide?
I'll have the rent for you in a month
Next I don't know
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Pam
Date: November 29, 2017 07:09AM
The statements being made so far say inappropriate and unwanted sexual behavior. So we're not talking about affairs here.
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 29, 2017 07:11AM
....like Harvey Weinstein......he may have seen them as 'affairs' [ as others around him may have thought that without further details ] but they may have been this 'inappropriate sexual behavior' being displayed......



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 29, 2017 07:37AM
....the rumors also involved him 'hitting on woman' all the time......



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 29, 2017 07:48AM
....apparently the New York Times was working on a story about him.....



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Pops
Date: November 29, 2017 07:49AM
I'm so far removed from this issue, even my wife wouldn't accuse me of sexual advances. ;)

I never would have been able to pick this guy out of a lineup. I have to start watching TV news to stay in the game, I guess.
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 29, 2017 07:54AM
.....looks like Variety was also working on a story about him.....



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 29, 2017 08:51AM
....more details coming out.....the person who filed the complaint....


....The announcement got NBC News out in front of several reports about Lauer that had been in the works at print news outlets, an informed source tells Deadline. New York Post reported Wednesday morning Lauer had allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, who reported it to NBC HR on Monday. NBC News signed Lauer to a new $20M/year-ish contract in 2016......



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 29, 2017 08:55AM
I'll take this. He was already on my Arya Stark list for his imbecilic interview of Hillary Clinton.
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 29, 2017 09:45AM
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Pops
I'm so far removed from this issue, even my wife wouldn't accuse me of sexual advances. ;)

That '7 Minutes in Heaven' in a Mt Vernon closet with Martha Washington is going to come back to haunt you one day.
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 29, 2017 10:27AM
His schedule is open for a Senate run, now. No background check necessary. Let the voters decide.
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: November 29, 2017 10:33AM
Guess he'll just have to console himself...with his high 8-figure net worth.
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 29, 2017 10:38AM
......in the beginning but when one becomes a 'pariah'.....and can not get another job, interact with others, etc......that gets old quickly......he won't ever starve to death but will be ever 'live' a real life again......????


....especially someone who 'thrives' in an attention atmosphere......he will be bored to death.......



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 29, 2017 02:52PM
.....read an article where they have already scrubbed him out of all promotional material/clips, etc. already.......



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 29, 2017 06:59PM
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Bill in NC
Guess he'll just have to console himself...with his high 8-figure net worth.

at 20M/year, I would expect him to be in 9-figure range, if he managed his money wisely.
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 30, 2017 09:22AM
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space-time
at 20M/year, I would expect him to be in 9-figure range, if he managed his money wisely.

That was his 2016 contract.

He was probably making just above poverty level before that.
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: November 30, 2017 10:35AM
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Lux Interior
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space-time
at 20M/year, I would expect him to be in 9-figure range, if he managed his money wisely.

That was his 2016 contract.

He was probably making just above poverty level before that.

Time on Lauer’s wealth.

“Bill O’Reilly’s net worth has been estimated at $85 million, compared to Matt Lauer’s net worth estimation of $60 million. But there are reasons to believe Matt Lauer’s net worth is much higher. In 2012, he signed a new contract with NBC that paid him a reported $25 million per year, up from $17 million annually prior. So Lauer’s gross career worth easily top $100 million, and are perhaps even over $200 million.”

$33 million mansion, another up for sale with a price tag of $14.9 million, a Manhattan apartment worth just shy of $6 million and a horse farm worth over $4 million.
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: December 01, 2017 05:45AM
His net worth will soon be increasing:

[thehill.com]
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 01, 2017 07:32AM
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Bill in NC
His net worth will soon be increasing:

[thehill.com]


.....good luck with that as due to the 'harassment'......most contracts have a moral 'decency clause'......he will have a hard time convincing them that sexting in the workplace is a decent thing to do......



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: December 01, 2017 08:36AM
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NewtonMP2100
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Bill in NC
His net worth will soon be increasing:

[thehill.com]


.....good luck with that as due to the 'harassment'......most contracts have a moral 'decency clause'......he will have a hard time convincing them that sexting in the workplace is a decent thing to do......

seems clear they fired him w/o even giving him a chance to respond to the allegations.

given that, no morals clause would prevent his lawyers from threatening legal action to force a settlement.

apart from a altruistic impulse to protect the accusers by preserving their employees' anonymity

does NBC really want to go through lengthy discovery which would reveal when NBC actually found out about the harassment?

I bet it is years prior to November 2017.

NBC will settle with Lauer to prevent their current liability from increasing.



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 01, 2017 09:59AM
.....they may have given him opportunity to respond......but allegedly the evidence was strong....meaning either sext messages or a ***k pic.....but also the alleged victim was described as having 'detailed' evidence.....



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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 01, 2017 12:49PM
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NewtonMP2100
.....they may have given him opportunity to respond......but allegedly the evidence was strong....meaning either sext messages or a ***k pic.....but also the alleged victim was described as having 'detailed' evidence.....

Plus Comcast/NBC/Universal is thinking it can out lawyer him
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Re: Matt Lauer out the door
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: December 01, 2017 01:35PM
yep, I was right:

[www.politico.com]

another reason to settle, quickly, with all parties.

and that includes the one who has 30 million reasons not to walk away.



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