It’s not looking good for Matt Lauer right now. Like, at all.
Variety is out with a new report and the details are disturbing as hell:
Lauer “summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.” https://t.co/CReb7w2NjW
— Sarah Mimms (@mimms) November 29, 2017
— Christian Vanderbrouk (@UrbanAchievr) November 29, 2017
And then there’s this:
— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) November 29, 2017
Matt Lauer had a button under his desk so he could lock the door to his office after inviting women in to make inappropriate advances on them, according to Variety. That's super-villain-level creepy. https://t.co/AMttD9Z4vJ pic.twitter.com/98FX6RAQY9
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) November 29, 2017
Whoa. Matt Lauer "had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up … It allowed him to welcome female employees and initiate inappropriate contact while knowing nobody could walk in on him.” https://t.co/80ea4Tr9zB
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) November 29, 2017
So Matt Lauer was basically running a sex dungeon at the push of a button pic.twitter.com/TYJd0eTFz4
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 29, 2017
That raises a pretty important question:
who signed off on the maintenance invoice for that little office renovation project https://t.co/SYlp0XwP5u
— kilgore trout was in the loop (@KT_So_It_Goes) November 29, 2017
— BT (@back_ttys) November 29, 2017
No way in hell they didn’t know what was going on.
As usual, NBC deserves no credit for firing Lauer.
— RBe (@RBPundit) November 29, 2017
They didn’t just know; they were complicit.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and tweets.