Ann Curry has a lengthy, unfriendly historical past with Matt Lauer, who was fired from his job on the Today present on account of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” Curry was as soon as Lauer’s co-host on this system, however was fired from the function after only one 12 months, and it’s been closely speculated that he performed an energetic function in her elimination from the present. (The New York Times reported that Curry “instructed associates that her last months have been a type of skilled torture” and that the “boys’ membership ambiance behind the scenes at Today undermined her from the beginning.”)
In a new interview with People, Curry addressed right this moment’s information: “The women’s movement got us into the workplace, but it didn’t make us safe once we got there.” The interview had already been deliberate to advertise her new PBS present, We’ll Meet Again. “The battle lines are now clear. We need to move this revolution forward and make our workplaces safe. Corporate America is quite clearly failing to do so, and unless it does something to change that, we need to keep doing more ourselves,” she stated. Curry didn’t converse particularly about her relationship with Lauer or their expertise on Today, as an alternative saying she was “still really processing” the information.