NBC host’s predatory behavior seems to have been widespread.
Matt Lauer’s dismissal over sexual harassment allegations is bringing fresh attention to a 2012 clip in which Katie Couric said the NBC host’s most annoying habit was to “pinch me on the ass a lot.”
Lauer was fired by NBC bosses last night after an employee complained about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace”.
After NBC said that there was evidence to believe it was not an isolated incident, reports began circulating that “multiple news outlets were investigating Lauer’s off-camera conduct.”
“There are multiple women we’ve spoken to with far-ranging accusations against Lauer,” tweeted Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister.
One of those accusations, albeit said in jest, was caught on tape back in 2012, when Katie Couric, who co-anchored the Today show with Lauer from 1991 to 2006, said during an interview that Lauer would routinely touch her.