Matt Lauer has issued an apology following his termination at Today over claims of sexual misconduct.
The longtime NBC News journalist released a statement a day after it was announced he had been axed by the network for allegedly sexually harassing a female staffer.
The fired Today show co-host says he’s “embarrassed and ashamed” … but also claimed that some of the allegations against him are “untrue or mischaracterized.”
Lauer’s ex co-workers, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, read his statement at the top of the Today show Thursday morning — and in it, he said his new full-time job was doing some “soul searching” in order to repair the damage.
He did not specify which of the myriad of allegations of sexual misconduct were untrue, in his eyes.