Variety is reporting that the specifics of the complaints against Matt Lauer, who was dismissed Tuesday for bad behaviour, include the following.
- He once gave a woman colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her.
- He summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.
- He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz game with men and women in the office: “f—, marry, or kill,” in which he would identify the female co-hosts that he’d most like to sleep with.
- He is said to have had a remote control lock on the door to his office which he could activate from his desk to prevent anyone leaving.
PBS FIGURE FIRED
Well-known Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Garrison Keillor has been fired for inappropriate conduct. He says this occurred when he put his hands a woman’s bare back. Sources are saying Keillor had been the focus of an internal investigation about his conduct for several weeks. In a statement just released it is said his improper behavior happened “while he was responsible for production of Prairie Home Companion.”