YEAH RIGHT: NBC Clears Itself of Guilt In Matt Lauer Case
Surprise, surprise. NBC has completed its internal investigation of former Today Show host Matt Lauer’s rampant sexual harassment and absolved itself of guilt.
They found that NBC leadership had no idea about Lauer, whose sexual proclivities were often joked about by Katie Couric and other colleagues, including at a roast that poked fun at his reported affair with co-worker Ann Curry.
NBC released results of its internal investigation stemming from the misconduct allegations that toppled Today show star Matt Lauer last November. The report stated that the investigation turned up no evidence that leadership at NBC News, Today or human resources “received complaints” about Lauer’s “workplace behavior prior to November 27, 2017.”
The investigation, which was led by NBCUniversal general counsel Kim Harris, focused largely on Lauer’s behavior and complaints from four women, who came forward late last year. It included interviews with close to 70 current and former employees, including former executives Steve Capus, who was president of NBC News when Ann Curry was ousted from Today in 2012; Jim Bell, who was Today’s executive producer during the same period; and Pat Fili-Krushel, who ran the news division prior to current chairman Andy Lack.
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But this explanation does not pass muster. Big League Politics reports:
Lauer’s case proves yet again that high-profile women are oftentimes complicit in the wrongful behavior of high-profile men. Katie Couric is a prime example of this.
Katie Couric of Yahoo, formerly of broadcast television, made a remark about Matt Lauer’s behavior and also reportedly joked about Lauer’s not-so-secret affections for his NBC co-worker Ann Curry.
Now Couric is forced to apologize for her “joke” — the first step in her road to acknowledging her actions. (RELATED: Bill Maher Said It Was Okay To Make Unrequested Genital Contact).
Couric said that Matt Lauer pinched her…