The latest in the creepy sexual predator hit list: Matt Lauer. Excerpt:
Matt Lauer, a familiar face in morning news as the anchor of “Today” for two decades, was fired by NBC News on Wednesday after a female colleague made a detailed complaint accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The accusation also noted that the alleged behavior continued in the workplace after the games, NBC News confirmed.
Later on Wednesday, The New York Times reported that two more women had made complaints about Lauer after he was fired; NBC officials confirmed that two more accusers had come forward on Wednesday. And Variety published a more sweeping account of Lauer’s sexual misconduct with at least three women over several years.
“Today” co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb were emotional as they announced Lauer’s firing Wednesday, telling viewers at the top of the live broadcast that they were “heartbroken” over his departure but didn’t yet know all of the details.
But it gets better: Apparently he had a secret button that locked his office door from the inside. He could literally turn his office into a prison. That’s a whole new level of creepy.
Still – at least I get to trot out this video:
When will this all end? More to the point, what will the backlash be? Will we get to the point where the Pence Rule is universally in place, and no man will be willing to ever be alone with any woman not his spouse or related to him by blood?
That may be precisely where we come out at. And that won’t be good; it’s going to deprive a lot of women of opportunities, and make relations between the sexes stilted and awkward. All because of a few men who are, apparently, creeps on the level of Algernop Krieger.