Matt Lauer scandal: There may be as many as 8 victims, Lauer breaks his silence

USA Today

November 30, 2017

By Erin Jensen

One day after Matt Lauer was fired for inappropriate sexual behavior at work, additional details are emerging about the the former NBC host’s conduct.

Lauer, 59, who co-anchored Today for more than 20 years, has also broken his silence and released a statement Wednesday.

NBC News’ Stephanie Gosk says there are as many as eight victims

Gosk appeared on Megyn Kelly Today Thursday fielding questions from the host about her Lauer investigation. Gosk said that are as many as eight accusers, though tallying is difficult as the accounts have been anonymous.

Several accusers told Variety “they complained to executives at the network about Lauer’s behavior, which fell on deaf ears.” NBC has denied this telling NBC News “current NBC News management was never made aware.”

After Kelly brought up the report of sexual assault from The New York Times, Gosk said the New York City Police Department and police departments in Long Island have been contacted and she is unaware of any open criminal investigations for Lauer.

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