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Katie Couric finally speaks out about Matt Lauer's 'Today' firing

Katie Couric finally speaks out about Matt Lauer's 'Today' firing

'I think I speak for most of my former colleagues when I say that this is not the Matt we knew. There's been one person, however, who has remained largely mum about the subject: his former co-worker of 15 years, Katie Couric. Processing her thoughts in the weeks to come, Couric is now ready to discuss the disturbing fall-out of her former NBC co-anchor.

She also maintains that she was completely unaware of any incidents taking place during her time on the show, from 1991 to 2006.

Lauer was sacked in November over the allegations of multiple women, one of whom claimed he sexually assaulted her while they worked on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Now, Couric is opening up about how she feels in reference to Lauer's scandal.

"I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left", Couric said. Matt was a kind, generous colleague who treated me with a lot of respect'.




'In fact, a joke I once made on late-night television was just that, because it was completely contrary to our brother-sister relationship, ' she said. She added that "It's still very upsetting", and that she "really admire [s] the way Savannah [Guthrie] and Hoda [Kotb] and the entire Today show staff have handled a very hard situation".

The woman who submitted the complaint alleged Lauer began behaving inappropriately while in Russian Federation covering the Winter Olympics in 2014, according to NBC. I really admire the way Savannah [Guthrie] and Hoda [Kotb] and the entire Today show staff have handled a very hard situation, ' she added. "Thanks for your interest", Couric wrote on Instagram. A chunk of the comment made the rounds on the web within the aftermath of Lauer's firing.

"I mean, we communicate, and listen, it's been a very trying situation in all corners of the world, and all kinds of industries, and you know, people have to move forward", she said. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul-searching and I'm committed to beginning that effort.

"I've been very, very fortunate", she said, "I've been regaled by stories from so many friends who grew up with me in the business or other arenas who I never imagined had to deal with some of the things they had to deal with".


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