Nov. 30 (UPI) — Former As we speak host Matt Lauer has launched a press release to apologize for the sexual misconduct allegations that led to NBC firing him Wednesday.
“There are not any phrases to precise my sorrow and remorse for the ache I’ve brought on others by phrases and actions. To the folks I’ve damage, I’m actually sorry,” Lauer mentioned. “As I’m scripting this I understand the depth of the injury and disappointment I’ve left behind at residence and at NBC.”
“Some of what’s being mentioned about me is unfaithful or mischaracterized, however there’s sufficient fact in these tales to make me really feel embarrassed and ashamed. I remorse that my disgrace is now shared by the folks I cherish dearly,” he continued.
“Repairing the injury will take lots of time and soul looking and I am dedicated to starting that effort. It’s now my full time job,” he added. “The final two days have pressured me to take a really laborious take a look at my very own troubling flaws. It has been humbling. I’m blessed to be surrounded by the folks I really like. I thank them for his or her endurance and charm,” Lauer concluded.
NBC fired Lauer after the community obtained a grievance alleging that he took half in “inappropriate sexual conduct.” NBC Information chairman Andrew Lack, in a press release, mentioned that the grievance about his conduct was the primary one they obtained “within the over twenty years he is been at NBC Information,” however famous it “could not have been an remoted incident.”
It was then reported by The New York Occasions that two extra girls got here ahead to NBC with complaints about Lauer with one former worker stating that the 59-year-old sexually assaulted her in his workplace in 2001.
The girl who declined to person her identify, mentioned Lauer had summoned her to his workplace the place he had locked the door. She defined that she handed out and needed to be taken to a nurse and that she felt helpless as a result of she did not need to lose her job. The girl mentioned she by no means reported what occurred as a result of feeling ashamed.
Additionally on Wednesday, Selection printed the outcomes of a two-month investigation into Lauer’s alleged misconduct with the publication talking with dozens of present and former workers of NBC, together with three girls who mentioned the broadcaster sexually harassed them.
The piece detailed examples of Lauer’s misconduct together with how he confirmed his penis to a feminine colleague, gave an worker a intercourse toy and the way he would generally ask feminine producers who they’d slept with.