In the wake of the firing of “Today” show fixture Matt Lauer by NBC News, a report by The New York Post’s Page Six suggests that the alleged sexual harassment by Lauer took place during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The report quotes an NBC insider saying Lauer’s alleged victim made her claims known to HR on Monday.
“This happened so quickly,” the insider is quoted saying. “She didn’t go to the media, she made a complaint to NBC’s human resources, and her evidence was so compelling that Matt was fired on Tuesday night. The victim says she has evidence that this has also happened to other women, but so far we don’t have evidence of that.”
The decision to fire Lauer was reportedly made by NBC News Chairman Andy Lack late Tuesday.
“Lauer’s firing comes amid rumors that several news outlets were working on stories about his alleged sexual misconduct,” The Post reports. “Reporters for the New York Times had been investigating Lauer for several weeks, according to sources who had been contacted by the paper, CNN reported.”