While NBC continues to claim they knew nothing of Matt Lauer’s abuse of women, the victim total of Matt Lauer has reached eight women and we aren’t even a week in since Lauer was fired. I have a feeling Matt Lauer is going to be NBC’s own version of Harvey Weinstein.
|Matt Lauer victim total reaches eight|
Lauer, 59, who co-anchored Today for more than 20 years, has also broken his silence and released a statement Wednesday.
NBC News’ Stephanie Gosk says there are as many as eight victims
Gosk appeared on Megyn Kelly Today Thursday fielding questions from the host about her Lauer investigation. Gosk said that are as many as eight accusers, though tallying is difficult as the accounts have been anonymous.
Several accusers told Variety “they complained to executives at the network about Lauer’s behavior, which fell on deaf ears.” NBC has denied this telling NBC News “current NBC News management was never made aware.”
After Kelly brought up the report of sexual assault from The New York Times, Gosk said the New York City Police Department and police departments in Long Island have been contacted and she is unaware of any open criminal investigations for Lauer.
Per an emailed statement from the New York Police Department to USA TODAY: “The NYPD is not investigating any complaints against Matt Lauer at this time.”