The scandal surrounding ousted “Today” co-host Matt Lauer continues to spread, with the New York Times reporting that NBC has received “at least two more complaints” related to Lauer on Wednesday.
According to the paper, one accuser said that Lauer called her to his office in 2001 before having sex with her.
The Times reported that the accuser “felt helpless because she didn’t want to lose her job, and that she didn’t report the encounter at the time because she felt ashamed.”
On Wednesday, the human resources department of NBC contacted the anonymous accuser to ask her about the alleged incident.
Lauer’s firing was announced on Wednesday’s episode of “Today.”
In a memo to employees, NBC News chairman Andy Lack said that he had received a “detailed complaint” from a staffer on Monday night.
“It represented, after serious review a clear violation of our company’s standards,” Lack wrote. “While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”