Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Katie Couric Just Broke Her Silence on Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Katie Couric Just Broke Her Silence on Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

"Higher than a month has passed as Matt Lauer was sacked from the Today series, and his previous longtime colleague, Katie Couric, is now opening up about the former NBC anchor's surprising dismissal." everything has been very debilitating for me", Couric, 6-1, tells individuals.

Couric worked with Lauer for 15 years on the "Today" show, before she left the network in 2006 to join CBS Evening News as an anchor. "The accounts I've read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it's completely unacceptable that any woman at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment". Kotb, who had been on the show since 2008, received encouragement from all her fellow anchors and even Lauer himself. "I think I speak for many of my former colleagues when I saw this was not the Matt we knew".

NBC issued a statement at the end of November announcing Lauer's termination from the network, referring to a "detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior".

After reports about Lauer's alleged sexual misconduct came to light, Couric and her friends who also know him struggled to make sense of what happened.

Asked whether she had ever encountered inappropriate behavior in the workplace, Couric said that she had been "very lucky, I think because I was in a position of relative power pretty early on in my career".

'I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left.

Until her People interview, Couric had only commented once on the Lauer scandal, last month on Instagram in response to a user asking her why she had not spoken up. Matt was a kind, generous colleague who treated me with a lot of respect'.

"There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions", he said, in part. "I think Savannah and Hoda, and the whole Today show staff took a really, very upsetting and incredibly troubling situation and were able to handle with a lot of dignity and grace, and I really applaud them all".

What do you think about the woman changing her claims completely? "Thanks for your interest". "I've been doing a lot of thinking, I've been having a lot of conversations with people, and I've been doing a lot of reporting, to understand what steps can be taken to create a safer work environment for all of us".

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