Matt Lauer fired because of alleged sexual assault at Sochi Olympics

  • Page Six reports Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. This led to his firing from NBC News on Tuesday evening.
  • An NBC insider said the victim complained to HR on Monday. The source said, “This happened so quickly – and her evidence was so compelling that Matt was fired on Tuesday night. The victim says she has evidence that this has also happened to other women but so far we don’t have evidence of that.”
  • Lauer’s firing comes as other news organizations were investigating allegations of his sexual misconduct.
  • Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie announced the news Tuesday morning as she read a statement from NBC News chairman Andy Lack.

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