Between Matt Lauer’s sexual misconduct allegations and Megyn Kelly’s blackface controversy, Today has faced some big scandals the past two years. To a lesser extent, we can now add Hoda Kotb to that list.
A man named Tracey Glover filed a lawsuit in New York this past August accusing Kotb of stalking and harassing him.
“Hoda Kotb stalked, harassed and stole monies from me that was allotted to me by Human Reproductive Research Center,” the court documents read.
The lawsuit only gets stranger from there. According to Radar Online, Glover also claims that former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, teamed up with Kotb to scam him out of work.
Glover says that Kotb paid employers to reject his application and that so-called “whistleblowers” caught her in action.
Fortunately, the court did not take the lawsuit seriously and dismissed the case a few days after it was filed.
In the order of dismissal, the court ruled that the accusations were frivolous and highly implausible. NBC has not said anything about the lawsuit or accusations.
The lawsuit comes in the wake of Kelly’s shocking exit from Today. It is also roughly a year after Lauer was fired from Today. NBC replaced Lauer with Kotb, who has co-hosted with Savannah Guthrie for the past year.
Kotb and Guthrie are the first all-female team to host the show, which has been on air for the past 66 years. So far, the duo has maintained top ratings for the network.
In fact, Today is the number one show in the younger adult demo, which includes men and women between 25 and 54 years old. Although over 60 percent of viewers are women, producers believe the show appeals to everyone, regardless of gender.
Hoda Kotb has not commented on the lawsuit that was filed against her last summer. Given the ridiculous nature of the suit, it is unlikely that she will comment on the stalking accusations.