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Matt Lauer Seen With 'Hatred' Tattoo After Calling Ronan Farrow's Reporting Into Question

Matt Lauer has a new tattoo.

The 62-year-old former Today show co-host was seen wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and a white button-down shirt while driving in Sag Harbor near New York City, and was seen sporting new ink on his arm, via E! News.

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The new tattoo reads: “Hatred corrodes the container it’s carried in.”

Although the quote’s origin isn’t certain, it was a line repeated by former Senator Alan Simpson during his eulogy for late President George H.W. Bush: “You would have wanted [Bush] on your side. He never hated anyone. He knew what his mother and my mother always knew: Hatred corrodes the container it’s carried in,” he had said at the time.

The new ink comes after Matt gained media attention for penning an article calling into question Ronan Farrow‘s reporting in his book Catch and Kill, which includes a rape allegation against the former Today anchor.

Find out what he said, and how Ronan then responded…

Matt Lauer Lashes Out at Ronan Farrow for Rape Allegation Reporting

Matt Lauer is firing off at Ronan Farrow following a recent New York Times story questioning the 32-year-old journalist’s reporting integrity, called “Is Ronan Farrow Too Good to Be True?”

The 62-year-old former TV news anchor, whose rape allegation was part of Ronan‘s book Catch & Kill, spoke out in a media column on Mediaite on Tuesday (May 19), called “Why Ronan Farrow Is Indeed Too Good to Be True.”

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“I was shaken, but not surprised, that few in the media were willing to thoroughly challenge the accusations against me, or the person making them,” he wrote.

“I had originally intended to release [Tuesday’s rebuttal] in November of 2019, but personal considerations at that time, and later news events impacting us all, delayed those plans…this week The New York Times published a piece that was highly critical of Ronan Farrow’s journalistic methods and standards,” he went on to write.

“The rush to judgment was swift,” Matt said of the allegation against him.

“In fact, on the morning I was falsely accused of rape, and before I could even issue a statement, some journalists were already calling my accuser ‘brave’ and ‘courageous’…I was also disappointed, but not surprised, that Ronan Farrow’s overall reporting faced so little scrutiny. Until this week’s critical reporting by The New York Times, many in the media perceived his work as inherently beyond basic questioning. However, [Farrow] was hardly an unbiased journalist when it came to anything to do with NBC, and he was rarely challenged as he dropped salacious stories in a daily marketing effort designed to create media attention for his book,” Matt wrote.

“This is not just about accusations against the former host of the Today show. It’s about whether changing social attitudes can be allowed to change the most fundamental rules of journalism…it’s about whether, as journalists, we have a responsibility to check facts and vet sources,” he continued. Click here to read the full piece.

“All I’ll say on this is that Matt Lauer is just wrong. Catch and Kill was thoroughly reported and fact-checked, including with Matt Lauer himself,” Ronan later wrote on Twitter.

Ronan Farrow recently called out his book publisher for this reason.

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Who Is Shamin Abas? Get to Know Matt Lauer's New Girlfriend

Matt Lauer is reportedly in a new relationship with Shamin Abas and you might be wondering who she is, so we have you covered.

The 62-year-old former Today Show host split from his wife Annette Roque this past summer and it seems that Shamin was someone who Matt was able to lean on throughout his breakup.

Shamin, who has been married and divorced twice before, is a longtime friend of Matt‘s and In Touch reports that they’ve known each other for at least 15 years.

“Obviously one thing led to another, and they’re a full-fledged item now,” a source told the mag. “She knows who he is. She’s thrilled she’s with him. She doesn’t seem to have a care in the world.”

Shamin is a public relations executive who works with high-end brands like Dom Pérignon, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, and NetJets. She currently splits her time between New York and Florida, but she is actually from Wales!

People are comparing Shamin to Matt‘s ex-wife Annette as they look a lot like each other.

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Matt Lauer Is Dating PR Executive Shamin Abas (Report)

Matt Lauer is reportedly dating his longtime friend, public relations executive Shamin Abas, and new photos of the couple has now emerged.

The 62-year-old disgraced former Today show host was seen boarding a flight with Shamin in New Zealand after reportedly spending the holidays together. In Touch has the photos of the couple.

Lauer was fired from NBC in 2017 after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced. He has defended himself against those allegations.

Matt was previously married to Annette Roque, but they officially separated this past summer.

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Matt Lauer's Legal Team Responds to 'Today' Show Booker's Allegation

Matt Lauer is responding to more allegations of sexual misconduct.

Melissa Lonner, a former Today show booker, claims in Ronan Farrow‘s new book Catch & Kill that the former NBC host exposed himself to her in 2010.

According to Melissa, Matt got her away from a company cocktail party and into an empty office, where he guided her to the sofa, made small talk and unzipped his pants to expose himself.

Matt never exposed himself to anyone. This ridiculous story has been shopped around for years. Many allegations that are being circulated were never raised during any fact-checking process. And despite repeated requests for an advance copy of this book, we have not been provided one, while many media outlets have. Matt will have more to say at an appropriate time, but he will not take part in the marketing circus for this book,” his attorney, Elizabeth M. Locke, said in response to the allegation.

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Ronan Farrow's Book Alleges Matt Lauer Exposed Himself to 'Today Show' Producer

Ronan Farrow‘s new book “Catch and Kill” includes another allegation against Matt Lauer.

An excerpt from the book was previously released and detailed NBC News employee Brooke Nevils‘ allegation that Lauer anally raped her while in Sochi for the Olympics.

Now, Farrow writes that Today‘s former entertainment booker Melissa Lonner alleged back in 2010 that Lauer exposed himself to her in his office and also propositioned her.

Lonner reportedly received a six-figure amount for signing a “release of rights” from NBC after she left the company in 2013 and she was unable to talk to Farrow, but former Today co-anchor Ann Curry did speak to the journalist.

“She told me that complaints about Lauer verbally harassing women in the office were well known in her day — and that once, in 2010, a colleague had pulled her into an empty office and broken down, saying Lauer had exposed himself and propositioned her,” Farrow wrote (via Page Six). “It was as close as you could get to a women just melting in front of you in pain.”

Sources close to Lauer claim that he only remembers making a joking lewd gesture to Lonner.

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Matt Lauer's Ex Wife Annette Roque Releases Statement After His Rape Allegation

Annette Roque, the ex wife of Matt Lauer, has released a statement after he was accused of rape by a former NBC News employee.

In a statement released by her lawyer, the 52-year-old model told People, “Our client has asked us to tell you that now that the parties are officially divorced, her priority and only concern is for their wonderful children. Our client will make no further statements.”

The couple had three kids together during their marriage: Jack, 18, Thijs, 12, and daughter Romy, 15. She filed for divorce over the summer.

Annette and Matt were married when the alleged rape took place. They wed in 1998.