Katie Couric Explains Why She Didn't Respond To Matt Lauer's 'Pinching' Immediately

Katie Couric Explains Why She Didn't Respond To Matt Lauer's 'Pinching' Immediately

"The whole thing has been very painful for me", the 61-year-old told the mag. The accounts I have read and heard have been very disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it is completely unacceptable that women at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment'.

"I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left", she said. "The late-night show joke which Couric describes is whether she explained View Everything occurs Live with Andy Cohen in 2012 that Lauer could "pinches me to the buttocks a lot".

Still, the entire situation is "very upsetting" to Couric, and although she's still unsure how to fully process Lauer's actions, she's optimistic about the future of Today.

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In November, NBC abruptly fired Lauer after a female staffer claimed that Lauer had engaged in sexual misconduct when they were in Sochi covering the 2014 winter Olympic games. She left in May 2006 to anchor the CBS Evening News.

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

Lauer has been fired from "Today" after multiple women accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

Couric addressed the confusion, explaining that what she had previously said was nothing but a joke!

On the subject of Hoda Kotb's promotion to co-anchor alongside Savannah Guthrie, Couric enthused "I'm really happy for Hoda - I think she's a great person and her goodness shines through, I think the audience really likes her, and I think she and Savannah make a great team". "To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry", he wrote. Because I am writing this, I still know the thickness of the disappointment and damage I have gone behind at home and in NBC. "I have been in environments that I've found sexist and that marginalized women and don't take them as seriously as they should, but I think for the most part I've been very fortunate". I think publicly these kinds of big social movements happen in chapters. I think that we're moving into that stage of the movement right now.

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