NBC Dismisses Matt Lauer Over Reports of Sexual Abuse
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The American television network NBC has dismissed Matt Lauer, a star of its morning news program, after someone accused him of sexual abuse.
Lauer is the latest well-known American man to be brought down by abuse accusations in recent weeks.
Lauer, who is 59, worked on NBC's "Today" show for 20 years. He became the second morning show host in recent days to lose his job over reports of sexual wrongdoing. Last week, CBS News dismissed morning host Charlie Rose after several women who worked for him complained about his behavior.
NBC News chairman Andy Lack said in a statement that the network received on Monday a "detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer."
Lack added that the company had reason to believe that more accusations against Lauer may follow.
"Today" show co-host Savannah Guthrie was joined by colleague Hoda Kotb as she reported on Lauer's dismissal Wednesday morning.
Guthrie read Lack's statement. She also told television viewers she was "heartbroken" for Lauer and for, in her words, "the brave colleague who came forward to tell her story."
The allegations involve an NBC employee who says Lauer abused her while both were working at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The woman said the abuse continued after Sochi.
Lauer is the latest famous man to face allegations of sexual abuse. The list includes President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton, entertainer Bill Cosby, and more recently, film producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey and news media leaders.
More than 15 women have accused Trump of sexual harassment or worse. The president has called the accusations "fake news" both on Twitter and in other statements.
On Wednesday, Trump wrote about Lauer's dismissal on Twitter.
He wrote, "Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.' But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack's past!"
NBC News did not answer questions connected to Trump's tweet.
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1.sexual abuse 性虐待
You can be at risk of sexual abuse or rape.
2.check out 检查；退房
Maybe we ought to go down to the library and check it out.
3.fake news 假新闻
Until now, fake news will appear now and again.
4.bring down 降低；打倒
They were threatening to bring down the government by withdrawing from the ruling coalition.
5.But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News.
put out 熄灭；出版
Yesterday afternoon the White House put out a new version of events
The government had put out a press release naming the men.
6.She also told television viewers she was "heartbroken" for Lauer and for, in her words, "the brave colleague who came forward to tell her story."
came forward to 出面；上前
He is the emissary of peace, he came forward to solve many conflicts between team members.
He came forward to give us help.
美国全国广播电视台（NBC）早间新闻明星主播马特·劳厄尔（Matt Lauer）遭人指控性虐待被解雇 。
现年59岁的劳厄尔在NBC的《今日秀》节目工作了20年 。他成为近期第二位因性行为不当而丢掉饭碗的早间节目主持人 。上周，哥伦比亚广播公司（CBS）刚解雇了早间主持人查理·罗斯，起因是他的轻浮举动遭到数位女性同事的抱怨 。
周三上午，《今日秀》的另外一名主持人霍达（Hoda Kotb）与新主持人格思里（Savannah Guthrie）一起播报了劳厄尔被解雇的消息 。
格思里阅读了莱克的邮件声明 。她向电视机前的观众直言，对劳厄尔感到“心寒”，她还表示，十分怜惜“勇于站出来讲述自己经历的同事” 。
提出这些指控的是NBC员工，该员工指出，在2014年索契冬奥会期间曾遭到劳厄尔虐待 。这名女性还表示，在索契冬奥会结束后，这种虐待仍未停止 。
劳厄尔是最新一位遭到性虐待指控的名人 。被控性骚扰的名单中还包括现任总统唐纳德·特朗普、前总统比尔·克林顿、演员比尔·考斯比以及近期被爆出丑闻的电影制片人哈维·温斯坦、演员凯文·斯贝西及新闻界大佬 。
超过15名女性以性骚扰或更恶劣的行径指控总统特朗普 。但特朗普在推特上和其他声明中称，这些指控都是“假新闻” 。
他写道：“哇哦，马特·劳厄尔因‘工作场合的不当性行为’被炒了 。NBC高层制造了那么多假新闻，他们什么时候被炒呢 。建议调查高管安迪·莱克的过往 。”