Matt Lauer was fired last year over a slew of sexual harassment allegations. Yet he is reportedly telling people that he will eventually return to TV. The question is, who would ever hire him?
FOX News reports:
Matt Lauer reportedly tells fans that he’ll be ‘back on TV’
Disgraced “Today” anchor Matt Lauer is telling supporters that he’ll be back on TV.
Sources told Page Six that Lauer — who was fired in November by NBC over sexual harassment accusations — was recently spotted at an old haunt of his, Donohue’s Steak House, telling fans that his return was imminent.
“A group of older ladies came over to Lauer, saying, ‘We miss you!’ ” a source told us.
The source said that Lauer told the fans, “I’ve been busy being a dad. But don’t worry, I’ll be back on TV.”
Reports have said that Lauer is hoping for a comeback.
He also apparently still has some supporters in broadcasting: Page Six reported in June that Lauer was seen at lunch with a former “Today” senior producer.
He’s increasingly been spotted in public on the Hamptons social scene, though many residents have called his look while out and about “incognito.”
It’s possible that Matt just said this to be nice but maybe he really believes it. Either way, it’s extremely unlikely.