This morning NBC announced that Today co-host Matt Lauer was fired for sexual misconduct. And now we have discovered a video from 2014 that shows a disturbing display by Lauer. Lauer is depicted doing some bizarre behavior in front of his female colleagues.
At the time it was shocking, but now it makes all the sense in the world. Lauer’s true colors were known then:
“During a scene in which Lauer was having his pants ironed by an NBC staffer, the NBC anchor turned to Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Jenna Bush Hager and Tamron Hall opened his suit jacket and told them to ‘drink it in, ladies.’
“Co-host Natalie Morales asked ‘again Matt, really?’ with Jenna Bush Hager declaring ‘it’s the third time this week.’ Tamron Hall jokingly asked ‘did your mommy give you those?’ which prompted all four to mock Lauer with fake crying sounds. In response, Savannah Guthrie told the other women to ‘stop it, you’re making me lactate.’”
As the women walked off Lauer said: “get it while it lasts.”
Maybe this was a wink-and-a-nod to Lauer’s inappropriate behavior behind the scenes. It’s possible the producers and employees though his behavior was just one big joke and tried to acknowledge that in this odd skit. Or maybe it was just a coincidence that Lauer is portrayed as a sexual deviant. We leave that for you to decide. But one thing is for sure, Lauer’s career is over and the world of journalism has one less pervert running around.
Check out the video: