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Matt Lauer Fired This morning Before Going On Air

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Saturn 1
jackass 2
AwesomeTattooedDragon 1
Gigix4 2
SagaciousSighFiGurl 6
Joe Blow 1
TinktheSprite 2
Emperor of Kingwood 2
Prolix Raconteur 5
Emelia 1

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SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 1 years ago -

Fired for sexual misconduct after a "detailed" complaint was made by a colleague. And there may be more..

I've always really liked this guy. Sad and disappointing and we haven't heard his side of the story but it's safe to say they can't fire you for nothing.

Matt Lauer Gone 

Prolix Raconteur --- 1 years ago -

Alleged to have assaulted a staffer at the Rio Olympics. CNN said he'd had multiple "consensual" trysts over the years with other staff, but this particular event was classified as "assault". 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 1 years ago -


There's the operative word. So now it appears any woman can accuse any man and destroy his career and maybe family based on an unproven allegation. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 1 years ago -

When I look at the headlines of various news sites the major story seems to be some guy getting fired for alleged sexual misconduct.

What I'm worried the most about is an NK ICBM capable of hitting most major cities in the U.S. 

Gigix4 --- 1 years ago -

Just wondering if NBC knew this was eventually going to happen so they started the transition of Megyn Kelly to their staff.

(By-the-way, I am NOT a fan of Megyn Kelly) 

Emelia --- 1 years ago -

Just wondering if NBC knew this was eventually going to happen so they started the transition of Megyn Kelly to their staff.

I kinda think the same way. NBC knew something a long time ago and had to be investigating the situation way before he was fired. 

jackass --- 1 years ago -

Tick tock 

Prolix Raconteur --- 1 years ago -

Hell, now even Garrison Keillor just got canned from his affable Prairie Home Companion radio show over "alleged improprieties". He can barely stand up or walk?!? Can't see him being much of a threat.

As far as Lauer goes, NBC brass knew for years about his philandering but always turned a cheek until someone threatened a lawsuit. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 1 years ago -

His consensual philandering isn't what this is about.

Does anyone think a huge network living for high ratings is going to can the guy responsible for those good ratings for no good reason?? After 20+ years?That makes no sense. An allegation with no corroborating facts or evidence isn't going to get anyone fired. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 1 years ago -

Lauer is a sick, entitled SOB. You seen the stories and accusations dropping on this guy this afternoon??! Obviously enough evidence to corroborate as well. No wonder NBC completely severed ties with him. Total abuse of power over an extended period. Good riddance. 

Gigix4 --- 1 years ago -

Obviously enough evidence to corroborate as well.

You can certainly bet that there is a long story behind all of this and I'm sure it will all come to light soon.
I'm sure NBC as all their "i's" dotted and their "t's" crossed or they would not have released him from the staff. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 1 years ago -

This other guy, Harrison Keillor who is in trouble today and was released, released this statement:

"in an attempt to comfort after she told me about her unhappiness, and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized. I sent her an email of apology later and she replied that she had forgiven me and not to think about it," Keillor told the newspaper. "We were friends. We continued to be friendly right up until her lawyer called."

See, he really thinks it was ok to put his hand under her blouse "to comfort her" with a pat on her back. NO, you don't put your hands on people like that, under clothing. He could have even offered a hug if he was really trying to comfort her. I do believe he's full of crapola. He said, " she recoiled" and then he apologized. Funny that, having to apologize for "comforting" someone? No, he was apologizing for putting his hands under her blouse.

This is part of the issue these guys have, denial and delusion within themselves. 

TinktheSprite --- 1 years ago -

I've always really liked this guy

And he would like to like you, too!

Appropriate behavior definitions are being redefined as we speak. Like, we have to redefine them? 

jackass --- 1 years ago -

No allegations against Leo and the pu**y posse yet? 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 1 years ago -

Well, he has admitted it. Allegations with obvious truth behind it.

enough truth to be ashamed 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 1 years ago -

Matts response was very classy and seems genuine:

"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," Lauer said. "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," he continued.

"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," he added. "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,"

You have to be thankful for men who step up when they should. Even tho the pattern is they get caught first, at least they aren't lying about it all the while perpetuating what is a series societal epidemic that many still refuse to admit. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 1 years ago -

Because giving vibrators to chicks you work with is no big deal. Lauer would still be doing all of those things if that woman didn't show those pics to his boss. His only regret is getting caught and called out. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 1 years ago -

He was giving colleagues vibrators? I didn't know that. Omg lol. Wow. Just a touch inappropriate.

That must be hard for his wife. My heart goes out to her. But I'm of the mind nowadays that he probably believes it was no disrespect to her IN HIS MIND. That's the way these men seem to think. They don't seem to connect loyalty with love. If it's sexual, separate category, meaning in his mind he could truly love his wife and still pursue, harass or sleep with other women. And the vast majority of women will just feel devastated. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 1 years ago -

I read somewhere they are legally married, but that's about it. They live separately. Ask Miss U; she'll have the scoop for sure! LOL. 

Saturn --- 1 years ago -

The guy is a douche and I don't feel one bit sorry for him.

I feel bad for the womens lives he ruined, their career aspirations, and their families including his own.

He was an overpaid predator and good riddance to the sleezeball. 

TinktheSprite --- 1 years ago -

Yeah, Everyone's sorry after they get caught. 

Joe Blow --- 1 years ago -

He's suing NBC for $30 mil!


Keep sexual predators in the workplace. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 1 years ago -

No, joey, not suing- his attorney is trying to negotiate a 30 million severance package- He's really a disappointment to me, I thought he was a great guy- 

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