Matt Lauer Quits Social Media Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
According to Deadline, the Internet seems to have been wiped clean of the embattled television icon's social media footprint. Today, error messages now reside where Lauer's popular Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts once lived.
Lauer, a 20-year veteran of NBC's top morning news show, was fired from his Today show job on Wednesday morning after a female intern reported to HR that he had sexually assaulted her during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. In the hours and days that followed, female colleagues have continued to come forward with startling tales depicting years of sexual misconduct at the hands of Lauer.
“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,” Lauer, 59, wrote in a statement Thursday. “To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.”
It remains unclear whether or not Lauer was locked out of his accounts (via an inconspicuous button, of course) or if he freed himself of them voluntarily.