As details trickle in regarding allegations of sexual misconduct against former NBC anchor Matt Lauer, one report offers a look into how the newsman is handling his sudden fall from grace.
According to multiple sources cited by Page Six, Lauer left New York City early Wednesday morning as the bombshell news was about to surface publicly.
“Matt’s first thought was that he needed to explain this to his son Jack in person, as it would be more painful for him to read about it in the press and online,” one source said.
Lauer reportedly traveled to his 16-year-old son’s school for an in-person explanation of the circumstances leading to his unceremonious ouster from the network on which he has been a fixture for decades.
Page Six further reports the longtime “Today” host is planning to spend some personal time with his two younger children, 14-year-old Romy and 11-year-old Thijs, who live with his wife in the Hamptons.
While Lauer’s wife Annette has yet to comment on the development, reports have surfaced in the wake of Wednesday’s revelation that she filed for divorce from him more than a decade ago, citing his “cruel and inhumane” treatment.
She reportedly withdrew that paperwork a few weeks after filing.
Though initial reports of Lauer’s termination included few details, CrimeOnline previously cited subsequent claims that he had been named in a series of allegations of sexual misconduct.
Variety had been compiling testimony from a number of individuals for an article published soon after the allegations were made public Wednesday.
The report includes graphic allegations including lewd sexual propositions of female colleagues.
The New York Times also published details of multiple complaints regarding Lauer reportedly filed with NBC in the wake of his termination.
[Featured image: Matt Lauer/Associated Press]