US breakfast show host Matt Lauer was sensationally fired from NBC’s TODAY this week for alleged sexual harassment. And as has become a recent pattern, the internet spent today looking for hints and signs we all missed that the TV personality was actually a creep.
They didn’t have to look long or hard before a 2012 interview with Lauer and actor Anne Hathaway surfaced. And trust us, this one is not a long bow to draw.
The interview was creepy at the time, but Lauer’s sacking from the network after it received a “detailed complaint” of “inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace” this week really puts it into perspective.
Days before the interview at the premiere of Les Miserables, photographers had snapped and sold upskirt images of Hathaway stepping out of a car, which Lauer crudely describes as a "wardrobe malfunction".
Not only does he bring it up in an accusatory manner, but it's also the very first thing he says to her, opening the interview with:"Good morning. Nice to see you. Seen a lot of you lately."
Yep, he really said that.
"Let’s just get it out of the way," Lauer continues.