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Matt Lauer Issues Apology for Sexual Misconduct, Says Some Claims Are 'Untrue'

Matt Lauer Issues Apology for Sexual Misconduct, Says Some Claims Are 'Untrue'

Matt Lauer was fired by NBC and the Today show after allegations of sexual misconduct, and now, he’s speaking out.

“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. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed,” the 59-year-old former TV personality said in a statement, read on air by his former co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

“I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace,” Lauer‘s statement concluded.

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  • persononhere

    he was the sole reason that show sucked for so many years. you could see his pompous attitude right through the screen. so happy he’s gone and under such crap circumstances.

  • meme

    Liar. He’s sorry he got caught.

  • cutitout

    Of course some of them are probably untrue, It’s so sad that we have gone so far away from common sense when dealing with allegations. Anyone with the balls to make a claim can basically take everything away from a person with zero evidence or proof. If this was happening to females there would be outrage. NA d lets be honest, we all know what happens to women when they get around men with money an power, many of these “victims” are not innocent and fanned these flames.

  • gwen

    I would really like to know what those two reading his apology knew about all this.

  • plez

    Nope. This statement is about him being caught and fired. Not about his inappropriate sexual behavior with co workers.

  • Stoni

    I’m so sick of people jumping on the sexual misconduct bandwagon. Nauseating.