Katie Couric Slams Today for Matt Lauer's 'Completely Unacceptable' Workplace Harassment

Matt Lauer says his farewell to Katie Couric his exiting co-host of the NBC

Katie Couric Slams Today for Matt Lauer's 'Completely Unacceptable' Workplace Harassment

She departed NBC in 2006 to anchor the "CBS Evening News" and has been criticized for her silence in the more than a month since Lauer was sacked.

"I mean, we communicate, and listen, it's been a very trying situation in all corners of the world, and all kinds of industries, and you know, people have to move forward", she said.

Meanwhile, Couric also explained her 2012 statement about Lauer when she said that the most annoying thing about her then-co-host was that he pinched her butt a lot.

"Matt was a kind and generous colleague who treated me with respect". Like, it's a silly joke on a late night show that was just that, a silly joke, and people, I think, read into everything these days, and I think it just goes with the territory. "It's still very upsetting", Couric continued. "I really admire the way Savannah (Guthrie) and Hoda (Kotb) and the entire "Today" show staff have handled a very hard situation". A chunk of the comment made the rounds on the web within the aftermath of Lauer's firing.

Couric added that Lauer's conduct to her was always professional, and that he was like a brother.

"Couric praised NBC hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, who have taken the helm of "Today" since Lauer" s firing.

The woman who submitted the complaint alleged Lauer began behaving inappropriately while in Russian Federation covering the Winter Olympics in 2014, according to NBC.

Is sexual harassment amusing for the woman or is there a reason she changed her claims?

"It's incredibly upsetting and I will say something when I'm ready to", she wrote on the social media account in December. "Thanks for your interest".

'I'd no idea this was going on during my tenure or even after I left, ' Couric stated this time around.

"There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions". "I've been doing a lot of thinking, I've been having a lot of conversations with people, and I've been doing a lot of reporting, to understand what steps can be taken to create a safer work environment for all of us".

Couric also touted her upcoming Nat Geo documentary, an episode of which will deal with harassment women face in the workplace.

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