Chairman Andy Lack wrote in a letter announcement on Wednesday that the TV Anchor Matt Lauer ( The host of the Today Show ) was fired over an incident of sexual misconduct.
Lack said there was a “Detailed Complaint” of inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.
The chairman also stated that he had good reason to believe that it may not have been just a once off incident
Below is the full story from Axios:
The full text is as follows:
On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.
Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender. We are deeply saddened by this turn of events. But we will face it together as a news organization – and do it in as transparent a manner as we can. To that end, Noah and I will be meeting with as many of you as possible throughout the day today to answer your questions.
Will this inappropriate sexual behavior ever stop?
Ever since the Harvey Weinstein incident people have been flooding to social media reporting about all the different sexual harassment incidents they have dealt with throughout their life. Let us know in the comments what you think about this.