Natalie Morales applauds the ‘braveness’ of Matt Lauer’s accuser

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Passe TODAY show co-host Natalie Morales praised the unnamed lady who came forward with sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to TODAY co-host Matt Lauer in the wake of NBC’s resolution to fire Lauer from the community.

“I wakened to the news bask in everyone this morning — correct in shock<" Morales acknowledged on Access Hollywood Live. “The TODAY show, useless to recount, has been my household for Sixteen years now and it’s advanced. I mediate everyone seems announcing how advanced it’s to direction of the news. I in actual fact own in my view dealt with rumors in the past for years that were hurtful to me, my household – they diminished my laborious work. I’ve addressed those rumors head-on in the past. That is no longer the memoir this day. The memoir this day is the braveness of a colleague who did attain forward, and when and if she desires to expose her memoir publicly, I’m definite she will be able to. But it completely did decide rather a ramification of braveness for her to attain encourage forward. It changed into certainly a in actual fact painful resolution.”

On Wednesday morning, TODAY co-host Savannah Guthrie supplied Lauer had been terminated by NBC and browse a press liberate offered by NBC News chairman Andy Lack. “On Monday night, we got a detailed criticism from a colleague about snide sexual behavior in the location of industrial by Matt Lauer. It represented, after severe evaluate, a high quality violation of our firm’s requirements. As a result, we’ve made up our minds to end his employment,” Lack acknowledged in a press liberate. “While it’s the principle criticism about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were furthermore supplied with motive to factor in this could perhaps maybe furthermore simply no longer were an isolated incident.”

In 2016, there were rumors of an additional-marital affair between Lauer and Morales, who left TODAY final year to vary accurate into a bunch for Access Hollywood. Each parties denied the rumor, with Lauer telling Fresh York Submit‘s Internet page Six that “every aspect of this memoir is counterfeit, and it’s frankly sad that somebody would expose lies to effort everyone engaging.” Morales added the memoir changed into “fully absurd,” as neatly as “harmful, hurtful and extraordinarily sexist.”

The braveness of Lauer’s accuser (who has made up our minds to live nameless for now) changed into furthermore applauded by Megyn Kelly on Megyn Kelly On the present time on Wednesday.

“This one does hit shut to home. I too own known Matt for a in actual fact very long time and he has been a chum and kind and supportive to me in my transition to NBC News, and I recognize the misfortune on my colleagues’ faces,” Kelly acknowledged. “But when this occurs, what we don’t recognize is the trouble on the faces of of us who learned the braveness to attain encourage forward, and it is a horrible thing to enact. We don’t recognize the career alternatives girls lose attributable to of sexual harassment or the horrid stress it causes a woman going via it when she involves work each day. I am thinking of those girls this morning and hoping they’re okay. The times to attain encourage is presumably no longer straightforward.”

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