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On the same day it was announced Matt Lauer had been bounced — fired — as the “Today" show host, Variety laid out a parade of horribles the longtime NBC anchor allegedly committed.

Law professor and USA Today columnist Glenn Reynolds immediately highlighted part of the exclusive Variety piece. It reads:

As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified.

On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.

He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz game with men and women in the office: “f—, marry, or kill,” in which he would identify the female co-hosts that he’d most like to sleep with.

Lauer’s not having a good day. At all. And neither, it appears, were his co-workers.

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