As of this afternoon, former “Today” show co-host Matt Lauer, who was fired by NBC earlier this week amid allegations of sexual misconduct, appears to have deactivated his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Lauer reportedly surfaced Thursday in East Hampton, where The New York Post’s Page Six reports he met up with his longtime friend and lawyer Edward D. Burke Jr. Lauer’s wife, Annette Roque, and their three children live year-round in the Hamptons while Lauer has been living in Manhattan during the week, the paper reports.
The Post reports that Lauer was photographed giving the attorney an envelope.
“After being fired by NBC for sexual misconduct with a colleague, Matt Lauer left town and headed to see his 16-year-old son, Jack, to ‘explain what happened and why he was fired in person,'” The Post reported Thursday, citing an unnamed source.
“Lauer is close to his eldest son, according to sources, and drove to his school Wednesday morning for a man-to-man talk about the scandal that ended his 20-year career at ‘Today,'” the paper reported.
The report quotes a source saying: “Matt’s first thought was that he needed to explain this to his son Jack in person, as it would be far more painful for him to read about it in the press and online. Matt drove out to Jack’s prep school this morning.”