Many were shocked to learn on Wednesday that NBC has fired “TODAY” show host Matt Lauer.
The reasons behind the firing are even more shocking to many.
According to the network, it was “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace” that cost him his job.
It was “TODAY” show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb who made the announcement on Wednesday morning, learning the news only right before.
Guthrie said, “As I’m sure you can imagine, we are devastated, and we are still processing. I will tell you right now, we do not know more than what I just shared with you. But we will be covering this story as reporters, as journalists.
I’m sure we will be learning more details in the hours and days to come.”
According to The New York Times, there were two or more complaints regarding Lauer that got him fired. The Times cited a person familiar with the matter.
Even President Donald Trump was surprised and had something to say about the news. He tweeted, “Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!”