We’ve spent all day watching and listening to all of Matt Lauer’s colleagues cry at his dismissal from the Today Show. Shock! Disbelief! Well, maybe not so much. It turns out the morning show host was a player and everyone knew it.
Breitbart has the details:
Three women who spoke with Variety say they complained to network executives after Lauer behaved inappropriately with them. Nothing was done, though, because “the morning news show was No. 1 in the ratings, and executives were eager to keep him happy.”
Variety claims to have spent two months investigating the story. To confirm the allegations, the outlet says it spoke to dozens of current and former NBC staffers, as well as friends, all of whom corroborated the horror stories.
… Almost as disturbing is the news from Variety that “Lauer’s conduct was not a secret among other employees” who worked on the morning show. “At least one of the anchors would gossip about stories she had heard, spreading them among the staff.“
A former NBC reporter added, “Management sucks there. They protected the s— out of Matt Lauer.”
Apparently, Lauer’s obsession with sex was out in the open. He liked to quiz female producers about who they slept with and would give up his own names. He would also play “f—, marry, or kill,” a game that allowed him to name the co-host he would most like to sleep with.
Breitbart also describes detailed and explicit acts by Lauer towards women with whom he worked, including using his office a sex lair. It also describes how NBC ignored previous complaints by women in order to maintain Lauer’s high network ratings.