Matt Lauer Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation

The longtime NBC anchor has been accused of sexual harassment

America woke up to bombshell news this morning when longtime Today anchor Matt Lauer was fired over a sexual misconduct allegation. According to a shocking memo from NBC News president Andrew Lack, the 59-year-old was let go after the company had “received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”

The announcement was made on air during Wednesday’s broadcast of Today, in which co-host Savannah Guthrie said while on the verge of tears, “All we can say is we are heartbroken; I’m heartbroken.”

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