Matt Lauer finally responded to the sexual misconduct allegations against him
On November 29th, news broke that Matt Lauer was fired from NBC after he was accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace. And now, two days after his dismissal, Lauer has released a statement regarding the allegations.
In a letter read by Today anchor Savannah Guthrie, Lauer said,
"There is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. 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. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly."
Lauer went on to say that the days ahead will entail “soul searching,” and that “the past two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws.” He also thanked those around him for their “patience and grace.”
Lauer is married to Dutch model Annette Roque and has three children.
More to come as the story develops.