was fired from the Today
show after nearly two decades with the corporation on November 28, 2017, after NBC received a detailed complaint from a colleague about “inappropriate sexual behavior
in the workplace.”
And while his firing came as a shock to many it seems like Matt knew his days were numbered before his termination.
“This is going to be my last parade, ” the disgraced host said to a co-worker, six days prior to his firing, at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
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After the confession the 60-year-old only appeared on two more episodes of the show before he was fired on the 28th.
Matt Lauer's firing came six weeks after the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal broke and according to the source, Matt “was already being investigated by Variety magazine, but at that point, nobody knew what they had got on him.”
“The Times was calling around, saying they were doing a piece on the culture of the Today show, and The Enquirer was asking about settlements paid to female staff members who had affairs with Matt,” the source told PageSix.
Adding, no one at NBC News “had any idea” that the former Today show host “was preying on younger staffers,” and it wasn't until Matt’s first accuser came forward the weekend after Thanksgiving that everything came to light.