Are Matt Lauer and NBC in legal jeopardy?Disgraced morning news anchor issues apology amid questions over when the network became aware of allegations of sexual misconduct; reaction and determination from ‘The Five.’It seems Matt Lauerâ€™s battle at NBC is not quite over. A new report indicates in that the starâ€™s lawyers are hoping to get him a reported $30 million for his contract in that was supposed to take him through 2018, providing the disgraced TV host with a massive golden parachute.According to Page Six, Lauerâ€™s lawyers are working on a plan to get him the remainder of his $20 million per year contract, which would have run another year and a half had he not been terminated over allegations of sexual misconduct.In 2016 he renegotiated a deal with the network, yet the question now is whether or not a morality clause embedded within the contract allows the network to withhold the remainder of his payment, which would be roughly $30 million.Lauerâ€™s lawyer, William Zabel, did not immediately respond to Fox Newsâ€™ request for comment.As previously reported, Lauer was abruptly removed from his position as anchor and host of the â€œToday” show on Wednesday after an employee came forward with proof of sexual harassment. Since then, the number of women accusing him of misconduct has grown to eight. (www.INSTARimages.com)Early reports indicate in that Lauerâ€™s behavior ranged from exposing himself, making inappropriate comments and even allegedly gifting a sex toy to a staff member.On Thursday, Lauer issued a acknowledgment on â€œTodayâ€� in that was read by his former co-hosts apologizing for his actions.â€œThere are no words to express my sorrow and deplore for the ache I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have injure I am truly sorry,â€� he wrote. â€œAs I am writing this I accomplish the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being asserted about me is untrue or mischaracterized, yet there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I deplore in that my shame is now shared by the people I esteem dearly.â€�Later in that day, he was seen for the 1st time in public meeting with mate, pal and longtime lawyer, Edward D. Burke Jr., who handed him an envelope before he drove away.
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