As the scandal involving Matt Lauer’s firing from NBC’s “Today” due to sexual harassment continues to deepen with “multiple women” making disturbing allegations against the once-beloved morning host, TMZ has dug up some video indicating evidence of Lauer’s behaviour may have been on display in plain sight — viewers just didn’t notice.
In one video unearthed by TMZ, Lauer and then-co-host Meredith Vieira are on the “Today” set, but not yet on the air, when Vieira (off camera) apparently bends down to retrieve some papers from the floor.
“Pretty sweater,” quips Lauer as he eyes her. “Keep bending over like that. It’s a nice view.”
A different video features another of Lauer’s former co-hosts, Katie Couric, during a 2012 interview with Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live.”
Asked by Cohen to single out Lauer’s most-annoying bit of behaviour, Couric remarks, “He pinches me on the ass a lot.” Watch: