Tony Katz Today
Allegations Against Matt Lauer Continue to Emerge
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Prior to the downfall of former "Today Show" co-host Matt Lauer for allegations of sexual misconduct, the long-time NBC personality reportedly signed a two-year, $20 million contract in 2016 — but what will become of that salary now that he’s been fired for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior?
The network has yet to comment; however, Lauer was photographed meeting with attorney Eddie Burke Jr. in the Hamptons on Thursday, according to People magazine.
Beyond the report from Page Six concerning Lauer's salary, WIBC host Tony Katz notes that the real focus of the story must now focus on those who were at one-time connected to the former host through the "Today Show" and other endeavors.
The statement [from NBC] went that there had not been any allegations of sexual misconduct made against Matt Lauer in the 20 years he hosted the 'Today Show' until now. That changed to what we discussed yesterday, which is that current management hasn't had a claim.
Translation: What did Jeff Zucker know and when did he know it?
He was the executive producer of the Today Show from 1992-2000, before he ran NBC and NBC Universal, before doing what he does now, running CNN. What did he know and when did he know it?
You know what Zucker says? 'Not the Matt Lauer I knew.'
What, the Matt Lauer you knew only had a shoebox full of sex toys?
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