Matt Lauer Offers Apology…Kinda

Matt Lauer has been ousted from NBC’s ‘Today’ and all day yesterday he was silent.

By kncipat on December 1, 2017
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Matt Lauer has been ousted from NBC’s ‘Today’ and all day yesterday he was silent. This morning, his reps released a statement.

The NY Post reports that, “…Lauer expressed “sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused” in a statement on Thursday morning, his first public comments after NBC News fired the star “Today” show anchor amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior with colleagues.

“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,” Mr. Lauer wrote in a message issued by his public relations team. “I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.”

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,” Mr. Lauer wrote. “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.”

Read the rest of the statement here.

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