Despite his unceremonious termination after allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior emerged in November, former "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer continues to send unsolicited and critical feedback to NBC show producers, according to Page Six.
What did Page Six report?
The outlet on Wednesday published a report alleging that the former NBC newsman continues to critique recent airings of the "Today" show despite no longer being affiliated with the production or with the network, even going as far as to criticize music used to open one of the show's segments.
According to Page Six, "Today" show staffers are less than pleased with Lauer's reported meddling.
What's the background?
Lauer was quickly dismissed from the "Today" show and the network after an unnamed source levied a complaint of sexual misconduct against him.
NBC News chairman Andrew Lack in November said that the complaint the network received "may not have been an isolated incident," and said that Lauer's alleged behaviors "represented, after serious review, a clear violation" of the network's professional standards.
Lauer later issued a public apology and said that there were “no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions.”
Lauer's statement added that "repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching," and noted that the broadcaster is "committed to beginning that effort."
NBC officially replaced Lauer with "Today" co-anchor Hoda Kotb on Tuesday.