â€œTodayâ€� show co-host Matt Lauer has-been fired from NBC due to inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.Lauer’s co-anchor Savannah Guthrie was joined by Hoda Kotb to announce the news Wednesday morning on “Today.””This is a unhappy morning here at ‘Today’ and at NBC News,” Guthrie asserted before reading a note from NBC News chairman Andy Lack.”Dear colleges, on Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Lack’s acknowledgment read. “It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.”The acknowledgment asserted this is the 1st complaint regarding Lauer’s behavior the company has received “in the over twenty years of time he’s been at NBC News.”We were moreover presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident,” the acknowledgment said.Lack asserted NBC’s “highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure in that any actions in 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.”An emotional Guthrie admitted “we just learned this moments ago” and asserted the “Today” team is “devastated and we are still processing all of this.””All we can say is in that we are heartbroken. I’m heartbroken for Matt. He is my dear, dear mate, pal and my partner and he is beloved by many, many people here. And I’m heartbroken for the brave colleague who came forward to tell her tale and any other women who have their own women to tell.”With Kotb at her side, Guthrie asserted NBC will be “covering this tale as reporters” and will share more details “in the hours and days to come.”President Trump chimed in on Lauer’s firing on Twitter as the news broke.You can find Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB.
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