Ex-NBC Staffer Claims Matt Lauer Raped Her In His Office
Among the women accusing “Today Show” anchor Matt Lauer of sexual misconduct is one who claims she was assaulted by him in his office, according to a published report on Wednesday.
The women told The New York Times that Lauer called her into his office in 2001 and then locked her in with a button at his desk.
Lauer then asked her to unbutton her blouse and she complied, she told the paper.
The diabolical anchor then bent her over a chair and savagely raped her before she passed out, according to the woman’s account.
She woke up on the floor of Lauer’s office – with her pants down – before the white rapist had an assistant take her to a nurse, according the claim.
At the time, the woman was in her 40s and Lauer never made another advance at her after the incident, she claimed.
The woman said she didn’t report the incident to network bosses when it happened, believing nothing would be done to the powerful and highly paid Lauer, the Times reported.
But she did tell her then-husband, who is now her ex-husband, and he confirmed her report to the Times.
She also told a friend about five years ago, and the friend also confirmed her story.
The woman said NBC’s human resources department contacted her Wednesday to question her about her allegations.
NBC announced Wednesday that Lauer was given the boot over allegations of sexual misconduct with a female subordinate.
Variety magazine also published a stunning investigation into Lauer on Wednesday in which three women claim he sexually abused them or engaged in sexual misconduct.