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    Time for Soul Searching? Embattled NBC Anchor Lauer Extends Apologies

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    The scandal surrounding an NBC News host, who was fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" on Wednesday, has got a new twist.

    NBC News host Matt Lauer has apologized for "the pain" which he said he has "caused others by words and actions."

    "To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry…as I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC," E! Online quoted Lauer as saying in a statement on Thursday.

    He expressed regret over the fact that "repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching."

    Earlier, it was reported that President of NBC News Andrew Lack decided to fire Lauer after the "detailed complaints" about Matt Lauer's "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" were made "by a colleague" on Monday night.

    Upon "seriously" reviewing the allegations, NBC News described them as a "clear violation of the company's standards," which finally saw Lauer getting the boot.

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