People Prove What a Hypocrite Matt Lauer Is Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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As of Tuesday evening, November 28, Today show host Matt Lauer was fired from NBC amid reports that an employee made substantial allegations of sexual misconduct on his behalf. News surfaced that the nameless college student experienced an unwanted sexual encounter with Lauer at the Sochi Olympics, and the network released a statement that while no one else has come forward, NBC believes it isn't an isolated incident.

Lauer's cohost Savannah Guthrie broke the news on Today on Wednesday morning, claiming to be completely unaware of his behavior, stating:

"We just learned this moments ago, just this morning. As I'm sure you can imagine, we are devastated and we are still processing all of this."

  • While Guthrie and his other colleagues, as well as Andrew Lack (the NBC News president), are "stunned," many are not.

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    Sources came forward stating that people knew he "regularly cheated on his wife," though none of them expected Lauer was committing unwanted sexual acts on women. 

    But Lauer's wife Annette Roque once filed for divorce in 2006 claiming Lauer was "cruel and inhumane" toward her, often critiquing her parenting skills and allegedly endangering her mental and physical well-being. 

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    Other journalists, as well as the New York Times, claim they have been gathering information on Lauer for months, but their sources weren't ready to go public yet, as Lauer had allegedly brutally bullied them into silence.

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  • Stars like Kathy Griffin are calling BS though, stating that "evidence" of his misconduct has been around for "years."

  • And others are sharing damning and now awkward skits that hint at his sordid past.

  • Most harrowing, though, is the video evidence of Lauer "bullying" alleged victims of sexual abuse, like Corey Feldman.

  • And hypocritically damning people like Bill O'Reilly.

  • Some feel he even hid in plain sight.

    Not to mention his poor treatment of ex-cohost Ann Curry, who tearfully left Today because of the "boys' club" Lauer and NBC bigwigs were a part of. 

    Matt lauer has yet to comment on any of these accusations. 

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  • While it is absolutely OK to be disgusted by Lauer's hypocritical ways, it is important to remember that Lauer's "drilling" people on assault like O'Reilly isn't any less valid.

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    J. Webber / Splash News

    If these allegations against Lauer are true, he deserves to be criticized just as harshly as he once criticized other abusers. 

    One foul act doesn't forgive another.