Katie Couric, former “Today” show host, made a creepy statement about Matt Lauer in an interview with “What what Happens Live with Andy Cohen”.
After anchoring with Lauer for almost 15 years, the co-host has finally come out revealing Lauer’s creepy habits.
“He pinches me on the ass a lot,’ Ms. Couric said after a brief hesitation.”
The statement comes after Lauer has officially been nixed from the network he has worked at for over two decades. Lauer was accused of sexual harassment by an employee.
“On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in a statement. “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.”
NBC decided to fire Lauer in the midst of sexual harassment allegations receiving mass exposure in the media. Prominent figures such as Senator Al Franken, Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore, and others have been accused of sexual harassment.
The topic has been getting a lot of attention in the news and media recently. Not only have the perpetrators been getting attention, the media has been giving attention to the victims. Earlier this year, the hashtag #MeToo made the appearance on Twitter and other social media. Women are speaking out against sexual harassment and misconduct in a very public way.