For twenty years Matt Lauer has been a staple on the Today Show so it was quite a shock this morning for fans who woke up to hear he had been fired for allegedly sexually assaulting a female NBC staffer.

The female employee went to HR Monday  to complain that Lauer sexually assaulted her during the winter Olympics in 2014.  According to NBC's human resources, her evidence was so compelling that Matt was fired Tuesday night.  The victim says she has evidence that this has also happened to other women.

The shock of his firing took viewers by surprise but it was not a complete surprise to his 'Today Show' colleagues.  They knew that multiple news outlets were investigating Lauer's off camera conduct.  Reporters for The New York Times  have been investigating Lauer for weeks and apparently NBC was aware of this.  The Times found out that there are multiple women they have spoken to with far-ranging accusations against Lauer.  Rumers of his affairs with staffers have  been heard for years, even by his wife who filed for divorce , but withdrew that and they now live separate lives.  His wife lives in the Hampton' s with their 3 children and he lives in the city during the week.

More and more powerful men are being knocked down as those they have assaulted or harassed are coming forward.

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