Matt Lauer Fired from NBC News After Complaint about ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

NBC NEWS MATT LAUER FIRED!!!

As reported at CNN, Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News due to a complaint flied by an employee into “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” According to Page 6, Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Rio Olympics.  The NBC staffer, who wishes to remain anonymous, complained to NBC bosses yesterday, prompting them to move fast and fire him. As per NBC News, this may not be an isolated incident. Savannah Guthrie read a statement from NBC News chairman Andy Lack, stating that the company has received a detailed complaint from a colleague Monday night “about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace” by Lauer.

Image: Matt Lauer on TODAY

Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the network announced.

Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the “Today” show. Lauer has been the cornerstone of the program, one of the most profitable franchises on television, for two decades.

NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said in a memo to staff that it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his career at the network. But he said “we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

Lauer was informed of the network’s decision late Tuesday night, before he went to bed, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Reporters for The New York Times and Variety had been investigating Lauer for several weeks, according to sources who had been contacted by the Times.

NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, ‘Today Show’ host made the following comments with regards to the news of the firing of Matt Lauer.

Guthrie said she was informed just moments before going on the air.

“This is a sad morning at ‘Today’ and NBC News,” she said. “As I’m sure you can understand, we are devastated. I’m heartbroken for Matt.”

Guthrie also said she was heartbroken for the woman who accused Lauer of misconduct, noting “it’s long overdue” that women feel comfortable coming forward against abusive men.

Hoda Kotb, on the set with Guthrie, said she has known Lauer for years and “loved him as a friend and a colleague.”

“It’s hard to reconcile the man who walks in every day” with the person who was identified in the complaint, she said.

Lauer, 59, was named a co-anchor of “Today” in January 1997 after three years as the newsreader.

Pelosi Defends Serial Sexual Harasser and Calls Conyers an Icon while ABC News Cokie Roberts Says, “Every Female in the Press Corps Knew” To Avoid Getting in An Elevator With Rep. Conyers (D-MI)

HOW HARVEY WEINSTEINESQUE … THE MSM KNEW THIS DEMOCRAT WAS A SERIAL OFFENDER AND SAID NOTHING

Even as Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defends the boorish actions of Rep. Conyers (D-MI), ABC’s Cokie Roberts makes a startling admission that “every female in the press corps knew” to avoid being in an elevator with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). Imagine that. So guess who also knew about Conyes’ inappropriate conduct? That would be Nancy Pelosi. Robert’s stated on ABC ‘This Week,’ “Don’t get in the elevator with him, you know, and the whole every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him. Now people are saying it out loud. And I think that does make a difference.”

Everybody knew about his conduct for years and said nothing. The liberal MSM, Democrats, nobody, not even House Republicans. Why is that? is the cesspool in Washington DC any different than Hollywood? And now we have politicians policing their own when they had done nothing for years but look the other way. Its time for these people to be thrown out of office. These are serial offenders and because of their power, they are untouchable. This is just yet another reason for term limits. But instead of throwing Conyers out of office or he doing the right thing by resigning, we have the likes of Pelosi defending him and calling him an icon. And you wonder why this type of behavior was allowed to go on?

Pelosi Defends Conyers … Sounds like he has done a great deal to sexually harass women there Nancy

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Cokie Roberts made a startling admission: “every female in the press corps knew” to avoid being in an elevator with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), and has apparently known about this “for years.” Conyers has been accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and has stepped down from the House Judiciary Committee.

Despite the allegations against him, major players in the Democratic Party have defended Conyers and will not say that he should resign. Pelosi even referred to the embattled congressman as an “icon.”

Roberts was discussing the current culture on Capitol Hill with Martha Raddatz and Anna Palmer. Roberts said that while this has been the status quo for decades, she believes that things could change now that people are coming public with their experiences.

“The fact that people are willing to be public can change things. I mean, we all talked about for years,” said Roberts.

Further, Roberts says that it “does make a difference” now that women are not being shy about this kind of misconduct. Roberts implied that Conyers’ predatory behavior was an open secret among the press corps.

“Don’t get in the elevator with him, you know, and the whole every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him,” said Roberts. She continued, “Now people are saying it out loud. And I think that does make a difference.”

This is the party that was defending women, eh?

UNREAL SEXUAL HARASSMENT DOUBLE STANDARD … Al Franken Asked Whether He’s Ever Groped a Woman’s Butt: ‘I Can’t Say I Haven’t’ Done That’

THE DEMOCRAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT DOUBLE STANDARD: AS FRANKEN AND DEMOCRATS CONDEMN REPUBLICANS, FRANKEN THINKS HE SHOULD GET A PASS …

If we are going to be serious and fair about sexual harassment and assault in politics, then Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) would have to go right now. He not only has been accused of groping women on multiple occasions, there is video proof. But that makes no difference when one is a Democrat. He was asked in an interview whether he had ever placed a hand on some woman’s butt? Franken’s response, “I can’t say that it hasn’t happened. In crowded chaotic situations, I can’t say I haven’t done that” Really, you are going to blame being in a crowded situation for knowingly and purposely putting your hands on a woman’s ass? This man is a true POS. Franken can’t say he hasn’t done it because he obviously has made a habit out of doing so. But instead of leaving office in disgrace like he should, Franken is going to return to office. Nope, it is different for Democrats. Franken claims he is embarrassed and ashamed. No, he is ashamed and embarrassed that he was caught. He had more than enough time to come clean on what he did and decided to remain silent. They get to molest women and then claim they are sorry and some how get a free pass. This is the double standard of the LEFT. As they cry for investigations of individuals like Roy Moore, where there are only 40 year old allegations, politicians like Franken and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), where there is actual proof, get treated differently. If we are going to drain the swamp, lets do it once and for all. Where is the outrage? The MSM salivates over such a story involving President Trump. Instead, they are provided factual ones with liberal Democrats and they all but ignore the story.

“I’ve let a lot of people down and I’m hoping I can make it up to them and gradually regain their trust,” said Franken, who broke an eight-day silence Sunday to talk by phone about what he’s done and what he’ll be doing next.

For starters, he said, “I’m looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.”

Via Mediaite:

Sen. Al Franken, who is currently plagued by a number of sexual misconduct accusations, received a tough grilling in a 30-minute interview with WCCO on whether he has ever grabbed a woman’s backside.

In the first television interview since four women accused the Minnesota senator of sexual misconduct, Franken apologized and said he was “embarrassed and ashamed of some of what has come out.”

When confronted by WCCO’s Esme Murphy about Leanne Tweeden’s allegation that he forcibly kissed her during a USO tour in 2006, Franken said he “had a different recollection of the kiss.”

“My recollection is different than hers. I apologized to her and meant it and she was gracious enough to accept my apology,” Franken said.

With regards to the picture of Franken groping Tweeden’s chest as she slept, the senator said that “was inexcusable and that is what I am most ashamed for.”

In the interview Murphy tried to hold Franken down on several other allegations that he grabbed women’s buttocks while posing for photos, asking if the women are mistaken that he groped them.

Picture proof of his sexual assault and he is still in office

Franken grope

“I am not saying that,” Franken replied. “As I said, I take thousands of photos. I don’t remember these particular photos.”

“With all due respect, people are going to find it hard to believe that someone such as yourself wouldn’t know that they were grabbing someone’s butt,” Murphy shot back.

“I can understand how some people would see it that way,” Franken said.

“But have you ever placed a hand on some woman’s butt?” Murphy asked.

“I can’t say that it hasn’t happened. In crowded chaotic situations, I can’t say I haven’t done that. I am very sorry if these women experienced that,” Franken conceded.

Franken also told Murphy that he does not intend to step down from the Senate, and will return to his office on Monday.

How can any political branch of government have this kind of proof of sexual assault and allow them to be in office. This from the same Democrat party that brought us Bill Clinton and the many women who accused him of assault and even rape. That’s right, the Democrats are supposed to be the party of women, aren’t they?

And Yet Another … Eight Women Accused Charlie Rose of Sexually Harassment (Update: Rose Suspended from CBS & PBS)

UBER LIB CHARLIE ROSE ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT …

Sorry Charlie, you have been accused of serial sexual harassment. From the WAPO comes the following, eight woman have accused longtime liberal TV host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment.  The women claim that Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. SICK!!! Of the eight women, five of the women spoke on the condition of anonymity, three were on the record and two of the women the Post interviewed, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan and Megan Creydt, confirmed their accounts to NBC News.  This was a serial harassment that took place from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. Who doesn’t think that every news outlet Charlie Rose worked at did not know of his behavior and turned a blind eye? CBS addressed the suspension of Charlie Rose over sexual harassment allegations and claims, ‘We Are All Rocked By This.’ Sorry is I have to cry BS here. They are rocked because it because public, there is no way this was not public knowledge.

Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.

The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV, also co-hosts “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”

There are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women, each of whom described their interactions with Rose in multiple interviews with The Post. For all of the women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or family members who said the women had confided in them about aspects of the incidents. Three of the eight spoke on the record.

Five of the women spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of Rose’s stature in the industry, his power over their careers or what they described as his volatile temper.

UPDATE I: Charlie Rose has been suspended by PBS and CBS News.

So now Rose is embarrassed by his behavior and apologizes? Really? Isn’t he just feeling this way because he was caught?

Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday following a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women.

The women, who all worked for Rose or tried to work for him, accused the veteran newsman of groping them, walking naked in front of them and telling one that he dreamed about her swimming nude.

Rose, 75, said in a statement that he was “deeply embarrassed” and apologized for his behavior.

“PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations,” the public broadcasting service said in a statement. “We are immediately suspending distribution of ‘Charlie Rose.’”

UPDATE II: Sorry Charlie, Apology not accepted, That’s your apology?.

Are you kidding, only now Rose realizes that walking around nude, groping women and inappropriate comments are not acceptable behavior? Sorry Charlie, you don’t get a free pass like you should not have known better.  Powerline calls Rose’s behavior like about an eight on the 1 to 10 Weinstein Scale. So far, let’s wait until more women and stories are revealed. This sounds like only the tip of the iceberg.

“It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.

“I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.”

Rose said that he has behaved insensitively at times “and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken. I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will, too.”

If any more come out, which they will … Charlie Rose’s career looks to be finished.

The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: MADD Canada Chapter Service Mgr. Michelle Okere, Dawn Kaufmann, Michael H. Stone, MD & Robert H. Jordan, Jr.

THE DANA PRETZER SHOW

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LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE

Tonight’s Guests:

  • Michelle Okere, MADD Canada Chapter Service Manager discussing the problems of impaired driving.
    • MADD Canada works to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. Thousands of individuals, corporations, foundations and groups across Canada have joined this effort. Discover all the ways that you can support MADD Canada.
  • Dawn Kaufmann, True crimes author will be discussing the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood.
    • Ann has been a full-time true crime writer since 1969. Over the past 30 years, she has published 33 books and 1400 articles, mostly on criminal cases. Ann graduated from Coatesville High School, and has a BA from the University of Washington in Creative Writing, with minors in psychology, criminology and penology.
  • Michael H. Stone, will be discussing his book, ‘The Anatomy of Evil’.
    • The crimes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, and other high-profile killers are so breathtakingly awful that most people would not hesitate to label them “evil.”
      In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines
  • Robert H. Jordan, Jr., will be discussing his book, ‘Murder in the News’. It is an inside look at how TV covers crime.
    • A veteran, Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor provides a unique insider glimpse into the newsroom revealing how murder cases are selected for TV coverage.
      Television news anchor Robert Jordan Jr. draws from forty-seven years of news experiences to provide an eye-opening look at how news programs decide which murders to cover and which ones to ignore. Jordan takes readers behind the scenes into the big city newsrooms of Chicago. Here split-second decisions are made on where to send limited resources when dozens of shootings and several murders are occurring on a daily basis.

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