Matt Lauer was fired on Wednesday from NBC after a colleague accused him of sexual misconduct in the workplace. According to Page Six, the former co-anchor assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. After news of his departure broke, celebrities reacted on Twitter.
"An SNL sketch where the reporters report on their own sexual misconduct and firings but they don't know it until live prompter," tweeted Chrissy Teigen.
Kathy Griffin said, "Matt Lauer has been on my list for a while. It’s really too bad more Americans don’t come to my shows. I pretty much recite the list in every show. Haha. I told you, my memory is long, my friends. I’ve been around a long time..."
President Donald Trump was quick to react, tweeting, "Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.' But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!"
Rose McGowan, who was very outspoken about allegations against Harvey Weinstein, wrote, "Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Matt Lauer. "Today Show"
Bette Miller tweeted, "Matt? Lauer? You’re joking? Right? Men have dropped their...oh, what’s the use."
The Today show released this statement about the co-anchor, “Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.”
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