NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb React To Rape Allegation Against Former ‘Today’ Show Host, Colleague Matt Lauer

The Daily Caller | 10/9/2019 | Staff
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“Today” show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb reacted to the rape allegation against former co-host Matt Lauer during Wednesday morning’s episode of the show.

Guthrie and Kotb took time to address the allegation after the news segment ran on “Today.”

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“I feel like we owe it to our viewers to pause for a moment,” Guthrie said after the show aired the allegation that Lauer raped a former NBC staffer back in 2014 at a hotel in Sochi.

“This is shocking and appalling,” Guthrie said.

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“I know it wasn’t easy for our colleague Brooke to come forward then, it’s not easy now,” she added. “And we support her and any women who come forward with claims. It’s just very painful for all of us at NBC and who are at the ‘Today’ show.”

Brooke Nevils came forward in Ronan Farrow’s new book “Catch And Kill.” She detailed the encounter that reportedly led to Lauer’s firing back in 2017.

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Even though everyone seemed shocked by Lauer’s exit from NBC, many close to the situation claimed that “everyone knew.” Nevils herself claimed she told “like a million people” after the affair with Lauer ended.

“I don’t know what everyone is so surprised by,” a high-level industry source told Vanity Fair at the time Lauer was fired. “This has been going on for months and months and everybody knew it and it was just going to be which girl came forward, and who reported it first.”

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However, details of the alleged sexual misconduct might not have been as well-known as everyone thought.

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