Katie Couric says learning of the allegations of sexual misconduct faced by Matt Lauer was “devastating” and “disgusting”.
Couric and Lauer co-hosted the Today show for years until Couric’s departure in 2006.
Lauer was fired from the Today show in 2017 amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour.
Couric, whose memoire Going There will be published later this month, told Savannah Guthrie on the Today show on Tuesday (19 October) that she and Lauer have “no relationship” anymore.
“As I got more information and learned what was going on behind the scenes, it was really upsetting and disturbing,” she said. “It was really devastating, but also disgusting.
“I think what I realised is that there was a side of Matt I never really knew, and I tried to understand why he behaved the way he he did, and why he was so reckless and callous, and honestly abusive to other women.”
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