By Sandra Rose  | 

Matt Lauer, Katie Couric

Matt Lauer's termination from NBC's Today Show left viewers stunned on Wednesday. NBC fired the 59-year-old newsman after a colleague filed a sexual misconduct complaint. NBC investigated the complaint for weeks before booting Lauer on Wednesday.

Lauer's former co-anchor Katie Couric accused him of pinching her butt "a lot".

She made the claim during an appearance on Andy Cohen's “Watch What Happens Live” in 2012.

Matt Lauer, Katie Couric

"He pinches me on the ass a lot," she told Cohen, who made light of Lauer's behavior. “Wow, I wouldn’t have a problem with that!" said Cohen, who is openly gay.

Couric co-anchored "Today" with Lauer for 15 years.

A Daily Mail source revealed Lauer allegedly exposed himself to a female colleague during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He reportedly gave the woman a sex toy with a note explaining how he would like to use it on her.

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  • Karen Brady

    Shut up Andy.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I cant get the video to continue. I was trying to see if she laughed or was she seriously annoyed. If she laughed the public will eat her up. I like Katie.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    2012??????? so Katie hasn't actually made a RECENT statement? okay....

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i guess he felt more comfortable propositioning this lady while out of the country... nasty self. she should have told him where to shove that 'toy'

  • Shawty

    But she said that like she didn't have a problem with it.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I guess this gave the new victim credibility. If he did the same things to her. The fact that it was said on the air back then and NBC did nothing is interesting

  • Jen_no_juice

    Katie clearly you liked it or you would've stopped him or at least wouldn't let Andy make a joke out of it

  • Karen Brady

    Yeppers! Moving on Ms. Katie.. moving on.

  • SumthinSweeter

    I never would have thought. Smh. But things like this go on at all levels of employment. I just don't get how someone allows themselves to continue to be "victimized".

  • Wreckognize Game

    I woulda taken that toy and bagged it in a ziploc like i was a cop. Then turned it over to the cops for fingerprinting and DNA tests.

  • stav

    If he pinched her a lot, obviously she allowed him to pinch her butt a lot! The first time he did it , why did she not reprimand him , and report him to their superiors?

  • NicoleZee

    If he pinched my butt, he wouldn't have fingers to pinch anyone else's. Tires of these sicko men thinking that just because they have a penis that it entitles them to disrespect, abuse, rape, or harass women. Sick POS! And the worst part is that many of these sickos have girlfriends and wives that support them even when she knows he's a POS!! Sickening.

  • Evillene

    Couldn't you just say "please don't pinch my butt"? It is an unwanted touching but doesn't seem like an "assault."

  • Roderick2011

    My guess is that a lot of women assume that it's part of the broader culture and don't want to be labeled as troublemakers.

  • TMW

    Right - if she was so offended and didn’t encourage the behavior in any way, why didn’t she report it then. Who would not be offended by receiving a sex toy if at the time, she didn’t encourage it in some way?

  • Dahl
  • freelancepimp .

    OH I am stealing this.

  • Dahl

    Tee-hee, "ass-ault". I see whatcha did there...???

  • Chance

    Her body language is not open to him is this pic.

  • dontgetblocked

    Matt Lauer is a white man who never graduated from college yet landed a top anchor gig. Ann Curry hinted about the racism and sexism at NBC and news companies overall. Several more perverted giants will fall. Anywhere there are pretty women, there are men who act like pigs. Matt Lauer, Henry Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Bill O'Reilly and many more will perish...many more.

  • dontgetblocked

    Good catch!

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  • Vicki White

    Loose leaf paper got more booty than Katie. I'm not buying it.

  • Tink Tink

    I don't think she made it up....this was back in 2012 before anyone was even going after these fools.

  • Tink Tink

    Her face look a little annoyed with a smirk while saying it, but you can hear her laughing after Andy made the comment.

  • Vicki White

    Sorry but unattractive old white swear they get harassed. I don't see it u can't say stop he ain't super human. Sounds like wishful thinking

  • TheOwley

    Pinch her butt a lot? How old is this woman? Do these companies have a legal or an HR department or did they fire everybody.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Matt Lauer is a freaky ahh ninja! He just got that old man pervy look to him. Like there's no limits with him, taking golden showers the whole nine.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I would of told him try it again and you'll be minus some nubs, then told the peepuh at the top if he tried me but that's me. Unfortunately at a lot of jobs it happens but that don't mean everyone coming out is being truthful either. Id like to believe they are but i remember a football player who did time on a bogus rape case.

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  • pure_rachet

    The woman don't have to be pretty, even. Enter: Dumpy Monica Lewinsky

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    What do you expect. Men with power and/or money will do these things out of entitlement. Y'all know every rich man got a mistress somewhere.

  • Jussjess25

    Yall surprised?.... Next!

  • Bashi22

    Lesson learn in this entertaiment business you have "NO FRIENDS" ONLY BUSINESS ASSOCIATES. Katie you must want your job back because all these years he was pinching your butt you never make any alarm. Not saying its right but you continue to accept his behaviour as normal activity. Well the both white let them eat their own

  • Bashi22

    include russell simmons

  • Neros

    Propositioning *snickers*

  • Enoughsaid2020

    All these years, and the network claim they did not know about these incidents. They just don't. want to be sued. Dumb ninjas! SMH!

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    I’m thinking there was a lot more going on than butt pinching between them. A coworker couldn’t just pinch my a$$ and I just laugh it off. We’d both be in Human Resources.

  • Maxima

    And black folk get fired for a lot less.

    Good for his a$$, never liked his smirky overrated immature manners anyway!

  • nick c

    He fried oreilly in that interview talk about pot calling the kettle black.

  • unknown user

    Wooooow. My only question is why now? Yes, im asking. None of these women were little girls they were and are all grown women. Its calculated chaos for sure although im certain none of them asked to be, assaulted..

  • Ant Hill

    pinch her butt? no thanks I will pass.

  • Ant Hill

    no bia, it's white men that mainly do this to white women and negro bed wench types like yourself.

  • Ant Hill

    I doubt any man wants to pinch your butt or harass you and your horse hair. Get out of here you crazy dyke.

  • Yardgirl

    *DEAD AF* ******flatline code red****

  • Connie

    She said it in 2012. Sandra just re-hashed it for this post. I agree with you though about friends and business associates.

  • Judas & GOD

    He reportedly gave the woman a sex toy with a note explaining how he would like to use it on her...LMAO Crazy people

  • Bashi22

    Russell Simmon

  • We Can Do This

    Katie doesn't have a butt, that was her leg he was pinching.

    Also, I thought these educated, high class men and women were at the pinnacle of morality? How could this be, with all these claims surfacing daily?

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    As a grown ass woman it would take a mofo co-worker or boss 1 time to touch me without my consent, and my reaction it going to put an end to all the shenanigans. Full Stop

  • Ghost

    Well Megan Kelly must have had a dinner party and rallied the women together! She wants that job! She's been singing the sexual harassment tune ever since she got there....HOWEVER that does not excuse the openly known BS he pulled! Life eventually catches up with you....

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    tryna keep it pc, lol

  • Michael Washington

    You can forever find me ON THE CROSS...thank you.

  • Bashi22

    You lose now Russell another accuser come out with detail information and he now stepping down from his company. So whose the bed ? wench type like

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She was just as stupid!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    well...that is what happens with men of power who think they can do whatever, whenever.......and why in the hell would he give somebody a damn sex toy?? Freaky azz.....I mean damn!

  • Liah

    Damn Matt got a lil freak in him huh???...##NASTYASS

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  • Michael Washington

    Until he pinches Della Reese or Oprah many of you posting are safe asf

  • imright

    Matt is one of my fav News anchors im so disappointed in him ?????

  • Vegas1989

    I told my co-workers if you all ever thing about touching me...You are going to explain to your wife why your little balls hurt and why you lost you job today. LOL

  • Vegas1989

    Not me...I will be at my lawyer office while my coworker at the Police Dept....LOL...And then I'm headed to the VA Hospital because I have to work at home for the rest of my days. I can't be around men.

  • ann

    Smart cookie?????

  • ann

    I can't stop laughing ??????????

  • Applebootay

    See, I'm different..if he pinched your azz ALL the time, that's because you like it. See how white folk protect the bag for each other? I would've swatted his pasty hand so hard that mofo would've burned off.

  • Applebootay

    And why yo eye, black and purple.

  • Applebootay

    They ALL DOING IT...From the network and see....this is small compared to what's about to come out.

  • Applebootay

    Look at any of em long enough...they all got that perv look to em..

  • Applebootay

    That's what I'm talking about...KC need to GTFOH with one pinches your butt ALL the time...and you didn't like it...bih puhlease...

  • Applebootay

    I think she liked it...she was too smart, rich, educated to let that happen...

  • Applebootay

    Thank you! Most times they are not! Just gotta have a puzzy to grab is all.

  • Applebootay SO WRONG

  • Applebootay

    Ummmm no...saying slick shit is one thing...putting your paws on me is something together different. This wasn't a rape. He repeatedly pinched her azz and she liked it. Period.

  • Daryl Campbell

    He became a victim of his own white male privledge...What a twist

  • kennedy220

    us blacks do it too...i see the guys pinching ass in the office and laugh it off and come back and tell me ...they don't like him..or eww he's ugly...or he needs to stop...