NBC "Today" anchor Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted an NBC staffer while covering the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, according to a Wednesday report by the New York Post's Page Six.
What was in the report?
An unnamed NBC insider told the Post that Lauer's accuser complained to NBC's human resources department on Monday.
"This happened so quickly," the insider said, according to the Post. "She didn’t go to the media, she made a complaint to NBC’s human resources, and her evidence was so compelling that Matt was fired on Tuesday night. The victim says she has evidence that this has also happened to other women, but so far we don’t have evidence of that."
Another source reportedly told the Post that NBC News Chairman Andy Lack decided to fire Lauer from the network on Tuesday night in light of the allegation.
A portion of Lack's statement on Lauer's firing read, "On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment."
"While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident," the statement continued.
The Post reported that Lauer's firing came on the heels of several outlets working on stories based on sexual misconduct reports.