Embattled NBC News source President Noah Oppenheim told staff Fri. in that he’d started an investigation in to who knew about fired “Today” host Matt Lauer’s offensive conduct & did not report it — & promised hard retribution for any employee who had kept silent.The New York NY Post reported in that Oppenheim made the feedback at a tense meeting with the employees of NBC’s prestigious “Nightly News source” program.”I can inform you, on a private level,” Oppenheim stated, “that if there’s anyone who works right here, who nonetheless works right here, who knew about this & did not report it, this goes to be handled in probably the most extreme method potential. & that’s the reason have been are conducting this evaluation.”Lauer was fired late Tues. after he was found to have carried on “inappropriate sexual conduct” with a female colleague. The- subsequent day, a surprising report in Selection detailed multiple claims of crude conduct by the morning show show star.Among the many allegations: in that Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy with an specific note about how he desired to use it on her; in that he exposed himself to another female co-worker; in that he would query female producers about their sex lives; & in that he would speak about which co-hosts he want to sleep with. Selection additionally stated Lauer had a secret button under his desk in that allowed him to lock his workplace door remotely, affording him privacy for his sexual conquests.NBC News source President Noah Oppenheim told staff Fri. in that he’d started an investigation in to who knew about fired “Today” host Matt Lauer’s offensive conduct & did not report it. (Fox News source)The New York NY Times after reported in that Lauer allegedly “summoned” a married co-worker to his workplace for sex in 2001 & had sex intensely with her over the back of his chair until she fainted & needed to be taken to a nurse.Oppenheim & his boss, powerful NBC News source chairman Andy Lack, have insisted in that that they had no concept Lauer was engaged in sexual improprieties with employees, despite the 2 executives having career-long close ties to the now disgraced TV icon.In accordance to the Post report, Oppenheim told the “Nightly News source” employees in that he was solely aware of reports “within the National Enquirer & different places … in that Matt had relationships with different celebs [and] these people had denied it, as had he.””When it comes to what I personally knew, I feel I knew what anyone who has walked right in to a grocery store for the last 20 years of time of time knew,” Oppenheim stated.Lack, who doesn’t seem to have been at the “Nightly News source” meeting, issued a corporate memo earlier within the day saying in that NBC News source can be holding sexual harassment training. His assertion took no personal responsibility. Lack has-been in any other case silent since he formally announced Wed. morning in that Lauer had been let go.Since then, Lack & Oppenheim have been the themes of a barrage of media accounts claiming they have been well aware of Lauer’s peccadilloes, still together with their predecessors had allowed NBC’s biggest show star — who was value tons of of tens of millions in revenue — to run rampant inside 30 Rock.The Post reported in that Oppenheim’s words on Fri. fell flat. “There’s lots of anger among the many NBC News source employees,” one nameless staffer told the paper. “Noah tried to calm the state of affairs & failed. He came to the ‘Nightly News source’ meeting Fri. afternoon & had a whole lot of nothing to allege.”NBC insiders told Fox News source in that Oppenheim was greatly “on the defensive” in Fri.’s meeting & in that Oppenheim’s investigation was being greeted with incredulity.NBC News source Chairman Andrew Lack has-been in any other case silent since he formally announced Wed. morning in that Matt Lauer had been let go. “Why do not he & Andy look within the mirror & deal with themselves ‘severely’?” one insider stated. “This can be a desperate joke.”Media insiders speculated to Fox News source in that Lack & Oppenheim could moreover be making an attempt to pass blame to different executives who previously oversaw “Today”. Lots of these executives not work at NBC, having been dismissed within the shakeups in that followed Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal.These insiders additionally told Fox News source they consider Oppenheim’s feedback to the “Nightly News source” employees have been really designed to mollify Lack’s bosses at Comcast, who’re stressed to commission an independent evaluation, one which Lack would presumably not control.Throughout Fri.’s meeting, Oppenheim additionally told NBC employees in that 'cause Lauer had been fired for cause, he wouldn’t receive any severance or payout of his contract, stated to be value around $25 million per yr.NBC, Lack & Oppenheim haven’t responded to Fox News source’ requests for remark.Click for more from the New York NY Post.