"The long-running face of NBC’s "Today" show was fired after a female colleague made a detailed complaint accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Former “Today” host Matt Lauer allegedly raped an NBC colleague while at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, according to an upcoming book from journalist Ronan Farrow.
Lauer, the long-running face of the "Today" show, was fired by NBC News on Nov. 29, 2017, after a female colleague made a detailed complaint accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The accusation also noted that the alleged behavior continued in the workplace after the Olympics.
NBC News said in a statement issued after the Variety report, "Matt Lauer’s conduct was appalling, horrific and reprehensible, as we said at the time. That’s why he was fired within 24 hours of us first learning of the complaint. Our hearts break again for our colleague."
Farrow's work was published in the New Yorker in October 2017. Weinstein has been criminally charged and he denies all allegations that he had nonconsensual sex."