NBC News calls Matt Lauer’s conduct ‘horrific’ in wake of rape allegation

NBC News slammed Matt Lauer‘s behavior as “reprehensible” in response to allegations he raped a female colleague in 2014.

The “Today” co-anchor was fired by the network in 2017 after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced.

“Matt Lauer’s conduct was appalling, horrific and reprehensible, as we said at the time,” NBC News said in a statement Wednesday. “That’s why he was fired within 24 hours of us first learning of the complaint. Our hearts break again for our colleague.”

Former NBC News employee Brooke Nevils divulged details of the alleged attack in Ronan Farrow’s new book “Catch and Kill.” She said Lauer anally raped her in a hotel room in Sochi during the network’s Olympics coverage — even though she repeatedly told him she didn’t want to have sex.

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