NBC announces ‘Today’ show co-host Matt Lauer fired due to inappropriate sexual behavior at work

“ Today” show co-host Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC because of inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

Lauer’s co-anchor Savannah Guthrie was became a member of by Hoda Kotb to declare the news Wednesday morning on “Today. ”

“This is a sad morning at ‘Today’ and at NBC News, inch Guthrie said before reading an email from NBC News chairman Andy Lack.

“Dear colleges, on Monday night, all of us received a detailed complaint from a friend about inappropriate sexual behavior at work by Matt Lauer, ” Lack’s statement read. “It represented, right after serious review, a clear violation in our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve made a decision to terminate his employment. ”

The declaration said this is the first complaint concerning Lauer’s behavior the company has obtained “in the over twenty years your dog is been at NBC News.

“We had been also presented with reason to believe this might not have been an isolated occurrence, ” the statement said.

Lack stated NBC’s “highest priority is to develop a workplace environment where everyone seems safe and protected, and to make sure that any actions that run counter-top to our core values are fulfilled with consequences, no matter who the particular offender. We are deeply saddened simply by this turn of events. inch