Lauer, who was fired for workplace misconduct, allegedly had a button under his desk to facilitate locking his door with ease, two victims told Variety. The button allowed Lauer to lock the door without getting up so that he could ensure privacy while welcoming women into his office, the alleged victims claim.
According to a @Variety report in which several women accuse Matt Lauer of sexual harassment, the @TODAYshow host had a button under his desk that would lock his office door to ensure privacy. https://t.co/95yTiIJ3zU
“[Lauer] couldn’t sleep around town with celebrities or on the road with random people, because he’s Matt Lauer and he’s married,” a former producer told Variety. “So he’d have to do it within his stable, where he exerted power, and he knew people wouldn’t ever complain.”
NBC Chairman Andy Lack fired Lauer late Tuesday. “We were also presented with reason to believe that this may have not been an isolated incident,” Lack said.
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