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Matt Lauer Releases Statement After Firing: 'There Are No Words to Express My Sorrow and Regret' [VIDEO]
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After more than 20 years with the network, NBC announced the firing of Today Show co-host Matt Lauer yesterday amid a detailed complaint filed against him Monday night. Though silent amid the breaking news, Lauer released a statement regarding his sexual misconduct allegations via his now-former co-host Savannah Guthrie this morning on Today.
Before Guthrie shared Lauer’s statement, NBC News anchor Hoda Kotb — who is currently filling in for Lauer — said it was a “difficult morning here again.” Then, the spotlight turned to Guthrie who went on to read Lauer’s message to the network and the public.
“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,” Guthrie said, relaying Lauer’s message.
“To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this, I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. “Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.”
“Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching, and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”
A statement from Matt Lauer: “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions...” pic.twitter.com/f93rHXqKQD— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 30, 2017
WATCH: Two additional women came forward to NBC after the news of Matt Lauer’s firing broke pic.twitter.com/qdsfpI7wmO— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 30, 2017