Hoda Kotb – who served as a co-host alongside Matt Lauer – said on her SiriusXM radio show today that “people commit sins” in life. On the 29th of November, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda announced Matt would leave the network.
When answering the question posed by herself, she said, “we all do. You do. I have, and will again.”
However, Hoda asked, “are some sins forgivable, and when does that start?” The Today Show host added that she doesn’t know the details so she can’t speak on any of it at the moment. The 53-year-old explained the experience as “tough,” because they’ve worked together for so long and know each other well.
She said, “if anyone of you has ever been in a situation where you learned some news that is difficult to hear from someone you love, then you know how we feel.”
Additionally, despite her emotions of sympathy toward Lauer, Hoda wants all of her fans to know that she respects the women who had the bravery to come out with their stories.
Kotb stated, “that’s an act of bravery. And we understand that too.” The organization, Variety, reported on several of the allegations today.
The publication revealed that Lauer allegedly gave a sex toy to a female colleague, exposed himself to an employee, and asked female producers who they’ve had sex with.
As you may know, Lauer is just one of many men fired from his position in recent months. Mark Halperin also lost his job, among several others including Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Piven, Ed Westwick, and more. However, the severity of each crime is different in each case.