NBC will conduct internal review of complaints made against Lauer

NBC will conduct internal review of complaints made against Lauer

The network has said that network's management was "unequivocally" in the dark about one of the most powerful men in the news industry, Matt Lauer who has been now fired from NBC for reportedly harassed his colleagues for over 15 years.

Though Lauer's contract called for him to be paid tens of millions of dollars, the network doesn't expect to pay it now that he's been fired, a senior NBC source told the outlet.

Lauer's 20-plus-year run at the anchor desk of NBC's iconic morning show ended Tuesday after executives heard a formal complaint from a female network employee who said Lauer engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior throughout 2014, including while "Today" was broadcasting from Sochi, Russia, to cover the Winter Olympics.

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Also Friday, NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said an internal review into Lauer's alleged sexual misconduct is underway, including how it happened and why it wasn't stopped earlier. The insider didn't deny that Matt's lawyers would try to fight for him to receive a payout, and the source was adamant that the network would not budge on their decision.

Lack sent an email to everyone in the company yesterday. "There has been an irrevocable breach of Matt's contract, there is a moral clause that says if he brings the company into disrepute - which he clearly has - NBC can terminate his employment immediately without pay and they do not have to pay out his contract".

In a statement on Thursday, Lauer said he was "truly sorry" for the pain he has caused.

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Lack said that a "team of the most experienced NBCUniversal Legal and Human Resources leaders have begun a thorough and timely review of what happened" regarding Lauer.

"This week we saw that when an employee comes forward to report misconduct, the system works". The complaint is quickly assessed and meaningful action is taken. But workers must be empowered to "take the crucial first step of reporting bad behavior". Charlie Rose was sacked for similar accusations as well as Bill O'Reilly, Mark Halperin, and many others in the entertainment sector in Hollywood.

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