Matt Lauer, former "Today" show anchor, was fired by NBC after he was accused of sexual misconduct by a female employee. She said it happened at the 2014 Winter Olympic in Russia, and continued after that. There were other complaints about his behavior as from other female staffers as well.
Now Lauer wants back on the air and back in the public eye sooner than later, and thinks if he does an interview in an empty TV studio, and they have been empty since the corona virus pandemic started, it would be a less hostile environment. His friends, however, are trying to convince him to record the interview himself so he can edit it the way he wants.
Lauer wants to do this after his recent accusations in an op-ed piece that Ronan Farrow, who wrote the book "Catch and Kill", did not fact check his material, and he was "hardly an unbiased journalist." The book, and an article in The New Yorker, detailed accusations against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and Lauer. The New Yorker has publicly reaffirmed their support for the story and for Farrow. And Brooke Nevils, the woman who accused Lauer, stands by her story and says he's guilty, for sure.
I think Lauer should just stay away...