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Matt Lauer released an apologetic statement on Thursday, a day after news broke that NBC had fired the longtime “Today” show host amid sexual misconduct allegations.

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,” Lauer wrote in the statement which was also read on the “Today” show Thursday morning.

“To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.”

While the veteran anchor offered an apology for his “words and actions,” Lauer also claimed that some of the allegations against him are “untrue or mischaracterized.”

“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly,” Lauer said.

On Wednesday, NBC announced that it had terminated its contract with Lauer after the networked received a “detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer.”

Read Lauer's full statement below:

There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.

Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.

Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I'm committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It's been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.

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