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."
Matt Lauer apologizes, says he's 'soul searching.’ Because a soulmate is now out of the question. #MattLauer— Howie Fox (@fabbeatlebob) 30 ноября 2017 г.
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.
Matt Lauer APOLOGIZES for the 'damage and disappointment' he has caused to his family and NBC as the fired Today host admits there is 'enough truth' in the bombshell sex assault allegations— Stella_Basham 💙 (@Stella_Basham) 30 ноября 2017 г.
He was GOD in the morning shows. Well, made of mud
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.