Lauer 'racked his brain, couldn't think of anything' when harassment claims arose

Lauer 'racked his brain, couldn't think of anything' when harassment claims arose

Lauer 'racked his brain, couldn't think of anything' when harassment claims arose

Matt Lauer will not receive a payout after being fired by NBC amid allegations of sexual harassment, CNNMoney reports.

Lauer previously earned $20 million a year with NBC, and somehow believes that despite his predatory behavior, he is still entitled to the remainder of his contract, which was supposed to run through 2018. The network has maintained that its management was "unequivocally" in the dark about Lauer, who reportedly harassed colleagues for more than 15 years.

Earlier this week, a source said that Lauer was accepting of NBC's decision to terminate his contract, and expressed remorse when NBC News chairman Andy Lack called him with the news on Tuesday night.

"At the conclusion of the review we will share what we've learned, no matter how painful, and act on it", he continued.

The 59-year-old Lauer was sacked on Wednesday around 36 hours later network received the very first complaint of sexual harassment against him from an NBC employee.

How much Lauer's status may have protected him from allegations is among the questions raised by observers. According to Deadline, although Lauer accepted his termination without fighting back, his team is expected to try to negotiate with NBC so that Lauer can receive the remaining $30 million of his contract.

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In a statement on Thursday, Lauer said he was "truly sorry" for the pain he has caused.

Matt Lauer's wife long-suffering wife Annette Roque has reportedly left NY for her native Netherlands amid allegations that her husband sexually assaulted and abused multiple female staffers at NBC.

Repairing the damage caused is his "full-time job", Lauer said.

"This week we saw that when an employee comes forward to report misconduct, the system works". Since then other stories with similar details have come in. The exchange was first reported by the Washington Post.

As previously reported, Lauer was sacked by NBC News chairman Andrew Lack late Tuesday, November 28, after a female colleague of the journalist claimed he engaged in "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace".

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