Matt Lauer just won’t go away. Following reports that the disgraced Today host is planning on making a comeback to television, insiders now claim he is working on a tell-all memoir about his scandal.
Sources say that Lauer’s new book will explore his behind-the-scenes fights with Megyn Kelly and Ann Curry. The memoir will also talk about his marriage to Annette Roque and document his exit from Today.
“He’s going to give a blow-by-blow of his dramatic dismissal and reveal what really happened behind closed doors at NBC when he was there for two decades,” an insider dished.
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According to Closer Weekly, the insider revealed that Lauer plans on asking for forgiveness in the book. The former host will take full responsibility for what happened, even if he does not think NBC should have fired him.
Although Lauer has high hopes for the book, it will take a lot for people to forgive him.
NBC fired Lauer after several women came forward and accused him of sexual assault and harassment. This includes the time when Lauer allegedly locked an employee in his office and assaulted her.
Lauer has denied the allegations and will continue to do so in the book.
He is also looking to make around $20 million for publishing the memoir, though fans will likely read about the best parts online.
While the bulk of the book will be about the scandal, Lauer is also targeting Megyn Kelly. The insider claims that Lauer has dirt on Kelly and hopes it will destroy her career.
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In publishing his side of the story, Lauer reportedly hopes that it will open doors for him to return to television. But depending on how he handles the sexual misconduct scandal, simply writing a book is not going to make people forget about what happened.
It has been a solid year since Lauer was let go. Sources claim that he is still having a hard time adjusting to life in the shadows and is doing his best to repair his relationship with his children.
Matt Lauer has not commented about the book rumors.