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Katie Couric Has Finally Broken Silence About Matt Lauer’s Dismissal

January 15, 2018 16:44

Almost a month passed since Matt Lauer was fired from the Today show for "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace". Recently, his longtime colleague, Katie Couric, came out with her sincere opinion about the whole thing.

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Katie Couric breaks the silence

As we know, the problem of sexual harassment has raised public attention during the last year. The most famous celebrity women join #MeToo movement that aims to stop disrespectful behavior towards females.

A lot famous and successful men in power were accused of allegations. The Today show ex-star, Matt Lauer, was one of them. After several women accused Matt Lauer of inappropriate behavior in the workplace, the show star was fired from NBC Studios.

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Recently, Lauer ex-colleague, Katie Couric, opened up her opinion about the scandal. At first, Katie said it was just incredibly upsetting and added she would say something when she’s ready to. In her latest interview, Couric said:

The whole thing has been very painful for me. The accounts I’ve read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it’s completely unacceptable that any woman at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment.

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Katie also added that she had no idea something like this was going on during her work with Matt. In fact, she even called her former co-star “a kind and generous colleague who treated me with respect.”

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In his turn, Lauer confessed he was deeply sorry for all pain and disappointment he has left behind him.

There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.

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Lauer added some of what is being said about him was untrue, but there are still a lot of unpleasant things that make him feel embarrassed and ashamed. The Today show ex-star confessed he has learned this hard lesson.

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