#MeToo badboy “Today” anchor Matt Lauer allegedly had an affair with a celebrated and acclaimed broadcaster, sources say representing a “clear imbalance of power.”
The woman broadcaster signed a nondisclosure agreement when she left NBC.
“Matt had influence over everyone’s career
— one word and your career would be sunk. –There was a clear imbalance of power in this woman’s relationship with Matt.”
In his latest book, “Catch and Kill,” Ronan Farrow also reports Lauer harassed another on-air NBC personality, who was allegedly pressured to sign a tight NDA when she also left the network in early 2010s.
It’s not clear if it’s the same woman.
Farrow continues that the unnamed former NBC broadcaster alleged Lauer and another NBC exec propositioned her and made ugly comments about her.
She complained about being “punished” and got fewer assignments, adding:
“My career took a sharp nosedive.”
Although she didn’t make a formal report to HR, she did report to colleagues.