Matt Lauer Fired
**Update:** Page Six reports that a female staffer alleged that Lauer sexually assaulted her during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. The alleged victim made her complaint Monday and the decision to fire Matt came late Tuesday.
“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.”
Another source tells us that the decision to fire Lauer was made late last night by NBC News chairman Andy Lack.
Lauer’s firing comes amid rumors that several news outlets were working on stories about his alleged sexual misconduct.
A veteran host is out at The Today Show. Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News this morning following “a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”
The Today Show addressed his firing directly on their program with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie sitting in the lead anchor chairs. Savannah tearfully proclaimed that Matt is her colleague and friend but added that she applauds the unnamed accuser who came forward.