Matt Lauer, host of NBC's “Today,” was fired Wednesday over sexual harassment allegations.
“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, according to Jim Rutenberg at The New York Times.
It was the first complaint lodged against NBC's leading morning news anchor in 20 years at NBC. But the network was "presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident,” according to the memo.
Lauer's co-host on “Today,” Savannah Guthrie, made the announcement Wednesday morning on the verge of tears: “All we can say is we are heartbroken; I’m heartbroken.”
Calling Lauer a “dear friend,” and saying she was “heartbroken” for her colleague that came forward with the allegations, Guthrie asked, "How do you reconcile your love for someone with the revelation that they have behaved badly?”