Matt Lauer is finally ready to tell his side of the story about the scandal that cost him his job and his marriage. As OkMagazine.com has learned, the shamed former TV host, 61, is set to star in a bombshell interview led by former Today Show pal Tamron Hall.
"Matt and Tamron were both fired by The Today Show and both have an ax to grind," a source told Straight Shuter. "Matt was canned because of his outrageous sexual history and Tamron got the boot to make room for Megyn Kelly."
According to the insider, Lauer is now looking to collaborate with Hall, 49, whom he believes will let him discuss the scandal without attacking him.
"Matt is looking for someone to interview him in the best possible light and Tamron is at the top of that list, plus she's an ex colleague. Considering the topic Matt will be talking about, he must sit down with a woman," continued the source.
OkMagazine.com readers know Lauer was fired from Today on November 29, 2017, after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct in the workplace. After being axed from the hosting job he'd held since 1997, he was dumped by his longtime wife, Annette Roque, and kicked out of their family home. They finalized their divorce on September 6, 2019.
"There are two tell-all books coming out soon about Matt's behavior and he wants to get ahead of them. At this point the goal isn't to revive his career, it's to not lose his kids. The man has lost everything, all his has left is his children. Tamron is a mother and she will give Matt a fair shot on her new hit daytime show," concluded the insider.
Straight Shuter reveals more details on his podcast, "Straight Shuter: Naughty But Nice."