Matt Lauer’s life was upended after several women came forward and accused him of sexual misconduct. Although Lauer’s career was effectively destroyed amidst the scandal, inside sources claim that the former Today host is trying to make a big comeback with the help of some of his former colleagues.
Multiple sources told Radar Online that Lauer believes he can overcome the sex scandal that cost him his job. He has also had secret meetings with Today producers Don Nash and Deborah Kosofsky. The sources went on to say that Lauer truly believes that his behavior will be forgiven if enough time passes.
“He believes the only thing he’s guilty of was engaging in a consensual affair in the office,” added the source. “His view is that he was unfairly caught up in the rash of #MeToo abusers and did nothing that merited getting fired.”
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) June 20, 2018
It seems unlikely that Today would ever off him his job back, ratings have soared since Hoda Kotb took over co-hosting duties with Savannah Guthrie.
Perhaps Lauer should focus more on saving his marriage instead of planning a comeback.
The only problem with Lauer’s plan is that his wife wants nothing to do with him. The former model apparently suspected that Lauer has been cheating on her years, but he always denied the rumors
Now that Lauer’s cheating ways have been exposed, however, Roque is finished with him and will not be humiliated any longer. Although they are still living near each other, Roque never sees Lauer and spends most of her time riding horses.
Despite all the drama surrounding her husband, Roque has yet to file divorce. Instead, an insider claims that Roque is staying with Lauer for the sake of their three children: Jack, 16, Romy, 14, and Thijs, 11. Roque allegedly wants the kids to spend as much time with their father as possible. She also wants her children’s lives to remain as normal as possible, though the source says they are shaken up by the sex scandal.
— Amy (@RosewoodGirlz) May 8, 2018
Although it seems like Lauer has paid the ultimate price for his crimes, there are rumors that NBC execs are worried about additional accusations coming to light. A source revealed that staff members have held extensive meetings about Lauer’s misconduct and are trying to do everything in their power to stay ahead of the scandal.
One of the biggest pieces yet to emerge is whether or not Lauer’s co-workers – and NBC executives – knew about his actions. If it is true that NBC staffers knew about Lauer’s sexual harassment and did nothing about it, then there’s no telling how far the scandal will reach within the network.
Matt Lauer was fired within days after the sexual harassment allegations came to light. The former host was pulling down around $25 million a year working on the Today show.