Former “Today” show mainstay Matt Lauer, who was fired by NBC in 2017 amid a swirl of allegations of sexual impropriety, allegedly had an affair with one of the network’s stars, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
The report describes the woman as “a famed and well-respected broadcaster,” adding that the alleged affair represents a “clear imbalance of power.”
At her request, The Post does not name the woman, who reportedly signed a nondisclosure agreement when she left NBC.
But the report quotes a TV source saying: “Matt had influence over everyone’s career — one word and your career would be sunk. I know there was a clear imbalance of power in this woman’s relationship with Matt.”
The allegation comes on the heels of damaging material in Ronan Farrow’s new book “Catch and Kill,” as we reported previously.
“In his new book, ‘Catch and Kill,’ Ronan Farrow also claims Lauer repeatedly harassed a fellow on-air NBC personality, who was allegedly forced to sign a strict NDA when she left the network in 2012,” The Post notes. “It’s not clear if it’s the same woman we’ve learned about.”