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Matt Lauer Made His First Statement After Being Fired for Sexual Misconduct

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I don’t need to tell you that Matt Lauer got fired from NBC over sexual misconduct allegations, right? The whole world knows that already.

Now, Lauer has released his first public statement since the allegations.

The statement issued my Lauer was read by his former co-host, Savannah Guthrie.

Lauer apologized and said “there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.”

Here is Lauer’s full statement:

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”


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