Matt Lauer no longer has a presence on social media in the wake of multiple women accusing him of sexual misconduct.
The recently ousted “Today” show host’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages were each deactivated a day after NBC fired Lauer early Wednesday morning.
Lauer’s dismissal was announced on “Today,” with the network saying in a statement that it had received a complaint from a co-worker accusing the longtime anchor of inappropriate sexual behavior.
“While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident,” NBC News chief Andrew Lack said in a message distributed to network staffers.
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Several additional women have come forward with accusations against Lauer since, including one who claimed to Variety that Lauer gave her a sex toy along with an explicit message regarding how he wanted her to use it.
Lauer addressed the allegations in a statement Thursday, expressing regret for past behavior while disputing some claims made against him.
“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,” Lauer, 59, said in the statement.
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