Is it over yet? This is the question that Annette Roque seems to be asking about the long list of women who have accused her husband, Matt Lauer, of sexual assault in the past weeks.
The former European model has been humiliated by the shocking scandal, but according to a source, she lives in fear that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Lauer was part of the TODAY family for more than 23 years and during that time he met and worked with hundreds of women in various positions.
Roque believes that more colleagues of her husband will come forward to share the horrors they experienced at the hands of her spouse and the father of her children.
Thus far, interns and assistants have accused Lauer of rape, assaults, and harassment using the fact that he was a dominant TV star and the face of NBC.
A family friend Roque said she is tired of the situation, but there is no way out.
The pal shared: “Matt’s wife Annette fears more accusers will come forward with sexual harassment claims against him. After everything she has been through Annette is tired, embarrassed and feels like she cannot handle anymore.”
The source continued: “She is struggling to get through the holidays with her focus being taking care of their kids and protecting them from a lot of the negative energy circling their family.”
The person close to the 51-year-old woman said: “Annette is doing everything she can to maintain her sanity during this difficult time, and if another woman comes forward with horrible stories about Matt, Annette feels like it would be simply devastating.”
Another source stated: “For now, however, Annette is doing what she feels is best for her kids and that is putting on a brave face while carrying on through at least the holiday season as a family together.”
It has been reported that Roque is also hurt by Lauer’s decision to destroy the legacy he was supposed to leave behind for his children.
An insider claimed that she is thinking of hiring a divorce lawyer to put an end to her 19-year marriage.
In a statement, Lauer has apologized to his family and rumors say he plans to fight to save his marriage.