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He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names.
And he loved to play a crass game with men and women in the office: “f—, marry, or kill,” in which he would identify the female co-hosts that he’d most like to sleep with.
The two were very close, and Lauer had promoted Zimmerman to a high executive position and offered him a powerful perch.
Lauer’s conduct was not a secret among other employees at “Today,” numerous sources say.
On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis.
They have asked for now to remain unnamed, fearing professional repercussions.On Wednesday, NBC announced that Lauer was fired from “Today.” It was a stunning move for a co-host who was widely considered the crown jewel of the network’s news division, with a million annual salary.The cause of his dismissal, according to sources, was a detailed complaint from another current NBC employee about inappropriate sexual conduct from Lauer that started on a trip at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and continued for several months.“He couldn’t sleep around town with celebrities or on the road with random people, because he’s Matt Lauer and he’s married.
So he’d have to do it within his stable, where he exerted power, and he knew people wouldn’t ever complain.” Lauer, who was paranoid about being followed by tabloid reporters, grew more emboldened at 30 Rockefeller Center as his profile rose following Katie Couric’s departure from “Today” in 2006.
He later told colleagues how his wife had accompanied him to the London Olympics because she didn’t trust him to travel alone.