I very a lot wished to be executed speaking about Matt Lauer for as we speak and for at all times, however apparently, that’s simply not attainable but. Because whereas NBC’s rationalization cited “a detailed complaint from a colleague,” they didn’t give any extra particulars. They emphasised that “it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News,” though additionally they have “reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
Now Variety has launched an in depth record of allegations that make it clear that 1. Matt Lauer is a goddamn monster, and a pair of. There’s no approach NBC didn’t find out about this. It takes so much of energy to maintain shit like this quiet.
Some of the tales about Lauer embody him giving a feminine colleague a intercourse toy as a present, together with “an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her.” He known as one other worker into his workplace, uncovered his penis to her, then “reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.” He made colleagues play the sport “fuck, marry, kill” with him, commenting on which feminine co-hosts he’d prefer to sleep with. Despite being married, “For Lauer, work and sex were intertwined.”
One of probably the most disturbing bits from the article described a bond villain-type button beneath his desk designed to entice ladies in his already-secluded workplace.
His workplace was in a secluded house, and he had a button beneath his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the within with out getting up. This afforded him the reassurance of privateness. It allowed him to welcome feminine workers and provoke inappropriate contact whereas figuring out no person may stroll in on him, based on two ladies who have been sexually harassed by Lauer.
Going again to that complete not believing NBC didn’t know what Lauer was as much as factor, WHO APPROVED THAT BUTTON?
“[Lauer] had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up.”
WHAT WAS THE CONVERSATION LIKE TO GET HIS SEX BUTTON INSTALLED
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 29, 2017
matt lauer: yo, can i’ve a button in my desk that turns my workplace into an air tight intercourse jail?
nbc exec: yeah, certain.
— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) November 29, 2017
The solely folks that have buttons like Lauer’s are sexual predators and Ron Swanson. And Lauer isn’t any Ron Swanson. pic.twitter.com/RKV4kxHOVe
— Vivian Kane (@viv_kane) November 29, 2017
We’re you the deeply uncomfortable contractor who put in an auto door lock button in Matt Lauer’s desk? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) November 29, 2017
On high of all of this, Variety says these particulars have been the end result of a two-month investigation. Meaning NBC undoubtedly knew this was coming and solely fired Lauer to get a soar begin on injury management. Multiple ladies interviewed say as a lot, claiming they “complained to executives on the community about Lauer’s conduct, which fell on deaf ears given the profitable promoting surrounding Today.”
In having to weigh the influence the firing of a serial sexual predator would have on income, NBC–like so many others we’re listening to about–determined it simply wasn’t price it to care about ladies.
I wager they’re wishing they cared now.
(by way of Variety, picture: Shuttertock)
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