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Katie Couric has opened up for the first time following Matt Lauer’s abrupt firing from NBC and claimed she had “no idea” about the disgraced “Today” show co-host’s inappropriate behavior when she worked with him.
Couric, 61, told People that learning about Lauer’s lewd behavior was “painful” for her.
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“The whole thing has been very painful for me,” Couric told People. “The accounts I’ve read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it’s completely unacceptable that any woman at the ‘Today’ show experienced this kind of treatment.”
Couric and Lauer hosted the “Today” show together from 1991 to 2006 before she left to anchor “CBS Evening News.”
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“I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left,” she said. “I think I speak for many of my former colleagues when I say this was not the Matt we knew. Matt was a kind and generous colleague who treated me with 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. It’s still very upsetting. I really admire the way Savannah [Guthrie] and Hoda [Kotb] and the entire ‘Today’ show staff have handled a very difficult situation.”
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