Sex Toys, Penis Shots, & Sexting: Details Emerge About Matt Lauer's Sexual Harassment

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The details of the sexual harassment complaints against former Today Show host Matt Lauer have finally emerged, and even by 2017 standards, they are pretty remarkable.

But perhaps more disturbing than the details of the actual harassment is the fact that - like the executives at Weinstein Co. and ABC News - the brass at NBC’s news division were repeatedly approached by female employees and warned about Lauer’s behavior. Yet they did nothing, because they didn’t want to jeopardize any of the lucrative advertising deals tied to Today and Lauer.

Fearing being followed by tabloid reporters, Lauer reportedly pursued relationships with female colleagues because he is married and feared being caught cheating. He kept an office in a secluded space at 30 Rock, and even had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside, which is incredibly creepy.

Variety's story is the result of a monthslong investigation, which suggests that - contrary to the network's official story - NBC knew the expose was coming and decided to get out in front of it.

Several women told Variety they complained to executives at the network about Lauer’s behavior, which fell on deaf ears given the lucrative advertising surrounding “Today.” NBC declined to comment. For most of Lauer’s tenure at “Today,” the morning news show was No. 1 in the ratings, and executives were eager to keep him happy.

In its report, Variety paints Lauer as vain, crude and lecherous - a far cry from the “America’s Dad” image he cultivated at Today.

The daytime host was reportedly “obsessed” with women’s bodies and had numerous affairs with female employees at NBC.

Despite being married, Lauer was fixated on women, especially their bodies and looks, according to more than 10 accounts from current and former employees. He was known for making lewd comments verbally or over text messages. He once made a suggestive reference to a colleague’s performance in bed and compared it to how she was able to complete her job, according to witnesses to the exchange. For Lauer, work and sex were intertwined.


“There were a lot of consensual relationships, but that’s still a problem because of the power he held,” says a former producer who knew first-hand of these encounters. “He couldn’t sleep around town with celebrities or on the road with random people, because he’s Matt Lauer and he’s married. So he’d have to do it within his stable, where he exerted power, and he knew people wouldn’t ever complain."

In one shocking anecdote, a producer recounted how Lauer exposed himself to her after inviting her to his office.

On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.

Lauer also had a bizarre penchant for playing “f---, marry, kill” with colleagues, a game popular among teenage boys.

He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz game with men and women in the office: “f—, marry, or kill,” in which he would identify the female co-hosts that he’d most like to sleep with.

He even reportedly gave one colleague a sex toy as a gift with a note saying he’d like to use it on her.

As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified.

Of course, the complaint that led to Lauer's dismissal was about inapporpriate sexual contact that started when Lauer and an NBC News team were covering the Olympics in Sochi.

On Wednesday, NBC announced that Lauer was fired from “Today.” It was a stunning move for a co-host who was widely considered the crown jewel of the network’s news division, with a $25 million annual salary. The cause of his dismissal, according to sources, was a detailed complaint from another current NBC employee about inappropriate sexual conduct from Lauer that started on a trip at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and continued for several months.

Even the male employees Lauer surrounded himself with at Today were sexual harassers. As Variety reports, the spotlight on Lauer intensified earlier this month, when his longtime booker Matt Zimmerman was fired over sexual harassment complaints. The two were very close, and Lauer had promoted Zimmerman to a high executive position and offered him a powerful perch.

Lauer is undoubtedly one of the most visible media figures to be felled by the widening national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace. The scandal is yet another embarassment for NBC  after the network was criticized for turning down Ronan Farrow’s first Harvey Weinstein expose. With Charlie Rose and Lauer gone, Daytime television has now lost two of its most prominent male co-hosts.

Despite Variety's reporting to the contrary, one of the heads of NBC News said the network received its first complaint about Lauer in 20 years on Monday.

The employee met with human resources at NBC on Monday night. In a statement, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack called this the first complaint about his behavior in over 20 years and acknowledged that it may not be the last: “We were also presented with reason to believe that this may not have been an isolated incident,” Lack said.

As is the case with so many of the men who’ve been accused of harassment or rape, Lauer is also a hypocrite. In one memorable interview with Bill O’Reilly after the former Fox star was fired from the network, Lauer applauded the women for having the courage to come forward and accuse someone with so much power.

In an interview with reports after news of Lauer's firing broke, Megyn Kelly, who recently joined NBC from Fox News, said she knew ahead of time that Charlie Rose was going down, and she said she'd heard rumors about Lauer, according to the Daily Mail.

However, she said she had hoped they weren't true.

'I didn't have any official knowledge but because of the work I do and the stories I cover and the connections I have in the industry, I have a general feel for - I knew the Charlie Rose thing was coming - and I'd heard rumors about Matt but that's all they were.

In September, Lauer asked Fox News star anchor Bill O’Reilly if he’d ever sent lewd text messages to colleagues. “Think about those … women and what they did,” Lauer said. “They came forward and filed complaints against the biggest star at the network they worked at. Think about how intimidating that must have been. Doesn’t that tell you how strongly they felt about you?”

We couldn't agree more, Matt.

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Fourth Horseman's picture

Yet another KIKE...

Anyone connecting the dots yet?!?!?!

Automatic Choke's picture

where does one hire somebody to put that sort of door-lock on a door?

(i'm only asking for a friend...)


TheDude1224's picture

It immediately reminded me of the movie "Horrible Bosses". There is a scene where Jennifer Anniston pushes a button under her desk and locks Charlie Day in the office. She then proceeds to show cleavage and make sexual advances. Sounds like Lauer decided to write his story into this movie.

bamawatson's picture

did she squirt the potted plants ?

IH8OBAMA's picture

Matt, Matt, Matt, you horny little bastard.


JRobby's picture

His Penis !!!!!!   Ahhhhhhhhgggggg!

yomutti2's picture

Aha, so it wasn't just the Russians who were cheating at Sochi!



WTFUD's picture

Been waiting a long time for you to come up with something funny. lol

Now pull your dick out of your co-worker's arse before you find yourself knee-deep in shit.

remain calm's picture

Show us the penis shots. He a little liberal winnie

jcaz's picture

Kudos to his wife for sticking around a few more years after she tried to file on him- gonna be the easiest divorce in history......

bobcatz's picture

DIVORCE isn't all it's portrayed to be.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

"This dick isn't going to suck itself...."  Matt Lauer

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Fuck this asshole.....  I hope he burns in Hell...

Automatic Choke's picture

I've never understood the "penis photo" thing.   They all pretty much look alike, is this supposed to entice the intended partner?   (Ditto twat shots -- I defy most of us males to be able to identify the property of our multi-decade mates amongst close-up photos of a dozen others.....).

Offers of backrubs, dancing, trips to Tahiti, money, candlelight dinners, disco thumping all night long.....any of these I would understand, but why would you think that it is to your advantage to snap a photo of your junk?

Are these guys nuts, or am I just really, really, out of touch?


Giant Meteor's picture

"Out of touch ..."

I see what you did there !


Apparently these fellows are NEVER, how shall we say, out of touch !

otschelnik's picture

The mating ritual of the male hippopotumus constitutes wagging his tale at a high rate of speed during defacation, thus casting feces about in a broad circumfrance and demonstrating his desire to copulate with the female of the species.

Enceladus's picture

That sounds like how a repprter does it too

PrintemDano's picture

Agreed  and it's a fact men are more into the visual than the females.  I would think the photo would be counterproductive...

mc225's picture

i don't see anything 'filthy' about this abigail person... she's smokin' though...

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

A fucking monkey would show better self-restraint.

Beowulf55's picture

For $25 million a year a woman would let him  bring other women home and fuck them in front of her.

You think she would give up what money could buy her?  Typical of all women.


Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Yes blame on the woman for not letting him cheat on her, his got money and all that right?

Fucking douchbag, these man deserve the divorce court and please go MGTOW and stay away from women kind, we don't need more of cavemen to propagate into the future.

bitplayer's picture

Many Asian Massage Parlors advertise discreet parking...

Refuse-Resist's picture

She knew. I think most women who marry rich, powerful, famous men know.

Such men are irresistable to many women.

As if a 18 year old Brooke Shields were walking around your workplace in a bikini every day.

That's what its like for these y oung women in the behind the scenes jobs -- power and $$ are aphrodisiacs to them.

Lauer had money and power. I;m sure him being jewish is just a cohencidence because they never use nepotism but I digress.

And presumably had consensual relationships with more than a few. The ones complaining are the ones that didn;t take the bait.

I'm not a MGTOW but AWALT.

A certain percentage will control themselves but many cannot.

Women are just as responsible for the sexual marketplace as men.

To any women who disagree I point out: 50 Shades of Grey - the best selling book of all time -- where a handsome billionaire showers attention on a rather plain woman, degrades and abuses her, and gives her some D.

You can't tell me that many women won't want to be treated like the mian character, as long as the guy is a handsome billionaire.

If it's you or me? Not so much.



machiavellian-trader's picture

I never realized how handsome i was till i made a little money.

Women are fickle, men forget that way too often.

Mr. Universe's picture

I'm still waiting for the Weiner 'Insurance" files. This folks, is just the tip of the iceberg. I believe there is no chance for a course correction either, these folks are all going down. Planned demolition that protects the Deep State and then offers up a "solution". Yeah that's the ticket.

TwelveOhOne's picture

I dunno...  "Conspiracy theorist" had legs, stuck around for what, 54 years?

"Fake news" couldn't even make it an entire year before being unwound in their face -- that's heartening.

pilager's picture

In that video I think he was talking to chuck todd.

Fruit cakes,  perverts, weasels.... the lidtards 

J S Bach's picture

The depravity of these sick bastards is only matched by their stupidity.  Did this (((lecher))) actually think that airing photos of his disgusting privates would remain incocknito in the age of the internet?

Infinite QE's picture

Being coined ejac-o-mania.

limpinalien69's picture

When is Wolf Blitzer going to be outed?

Drain the swamp.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Wolf Blitzer probably fucks the office vending machines. Women not so much.

BennyBoy's picture


Do janitors get extra pay for cleaning up?

MsCreant's picture

Kruizing Kindergarten with Kevin.

Trogdor's picture

I'm pretty sure the Dog Tackler is into bestiality ... and sheep don't have cell phones ... or bosses to run to ... so maybe he's the smart one of the bunch - lol

Giant Meteor's picture

Seems to me the swamp has been draining the weenie ..

Perversion? Yeah let's talk about perversion ..

"..  a co-host who was widely considered the crown jewel of the network’s news division, with a $25 million annual salary. "

How's that for perversion ..

Ya know, it occurs to me that Amerca just might have it's priorties a bit confused  ..

What the fucking fuck, $25 million annual.  You don't say ..


Refuse-Resist's picture

I'm still waiting and hoping for you and your brothers to drop in on NYC, WDC, and Jewlywood.

don't leave us hanging Mr. Giant Meteor! We need you now more than ever!


Gorgeous's picture

I guess if you are "the star" of daytime TV and get $25M for reading a teleprompter, you might lose touch with reality.

Daily Bail's picture

Better Than Drudge

Matt Lauer is a fucking beta snail. He only seems vaguely cool because he's surrounded by really lame talent. Only way he gets laid is money and fame. He's like 4'7" in heels. And Drudge Report sucks. These are all facts.

D-REGZ's picture

Upvoted for "incocknito".

CHX13's picture

Circumcised or "uncut" ?

Freddie's picture

Yiddi$h Matt.   Just like Harvey, Charlie Rose and many other chosenite rapists like Roman Polanski.  

Dickguzinya's picture

You're too stupid to realize that your next door neighbor, in your trailer park, Charlie Rose, is not Jewish.  Get back to work doing nothing you inbred scumbag.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Jews, Jews, Jews in the news.  Lauer, Franken, Weiner, Weinstein, Epstein, Kreisberg, Ratner.  Truly exceptional . . . sexual predators.  

OverTheHedge's picture

Are these people inherently corrupt because of their Jewishness, or is the Jewishness incidental to their corruption? By that i mean that they are incidentally Jewish, in that given Jews have infiltrated all power structures, of course powerful and corrupt people are Jewish, but only because there aren't any non Jewish people left to be corrupt (except for Pocahontas, but she's special).

Of course, the huge oversupply of Jews at high level would suggest corruption in and of itself.

When it use the term "corruption", i mean it in the putrifying, rotting, liquifying corpse sense of the word.

Refuse-Resist's picture

Ashkepathy is real just like Tay-Sachs. Inbreeding has consequences, not unlike their cousin marrying goat fucking Semitic brothers.