In a late-breaking report on Wednesday night, more details emerged surrounding the firing of NBC’s Matt Lauer, who was dismissed today, after reports of sexual harassment and misconduct were made against him.
Now, we’re learning that the liberal mainstream media icon was fired for allegedly sending lewd and inappropriate text messages, including “revealing images,” to female employees at NBC.
Inside sources have indicated that one of Lauer’s accusers saved his inappropriate text messages, which showed “incontrovertible proof of inappropriate sexual behavior on his part.”
These sources also speculated that the damning evidence was the reason NBC fired Lauer so quickly.
As reported in PageSix
NBC News President Andy Lack said in a meeting with staff Wednesday that Lauer’s involvement with the woman, who has not been named but is still an NBC employee, continued after they returned to New York.
A source told Page Six, “There’s at least one picture [sent to her by Matt] which was a major part of the evidence, which is why the firing came so quickly … my understanding was it was so damning that it was unquestionable whether or not he should be fired.
“I think everyone was a bit surprised how quickly this all turned around. No one expected his termination to happen that quickly. I believe the silver bullet was the photo and that was so damning that they had no other option but to fire him.
“Plus, the girl had a high-power attorney and so everyone knew if NBC didn’t make a decision and push it out quick, they would have arranged for a sit-down interview with a competitor [and the messages could be made public]. Matt took the news well once he realized he was in a corner. He was very apologetic.”
Lauer’s spokesperson declined to comment, as did his personal attorney when approached numerous times by Page Six. NBC reps also declined to comment on his alleged sexting.