A former employee provided her account of the incident to The New York Times, saying that in 2001 Lauer called her to his office where he proceeded to sexually assault her. She declined to provide her name to The New York Times.
In a statement to staff NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said, “While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
In a recent interview with The New York Times the MC reflected on the 2016 election and dealing with an honest conversation about race in the black community. “There was a great Kanye West line in one of [his] songs: ‘Racism’s still alive, they just be concealin’ it,’ quoting lyrics from “Never Let me Down,” a 2004 Kanye West song that features Jay Z.
“Take a step back. I think when Donald Sterling got kicked out of the NBA, I thought it was a misstep, because when you kick someone out, of course he’s done wrong, right?” Jay Z continued, “but you also send everyone else back in hiding. People talk like that. They talk like that. Let’s deal with that.”
NFL money Splits Protesting Players Over Racism Protests
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The NFL is said to have submitted a proposal that would contribute almost $100 million to causes in the African-American communities, according to documents reviewed by ESPN. The NFL hopes the payment will end the controversial movement started by Colin Kaepernick.
The Players Coalition, formed by Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and former NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin contains 40 members, but is about to lose two due to displeasing negations.
San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid and Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas tweeted Wednesday that they are withdrawing from the Players Coalition.