Former “Today” show host Ann Curry told “CBS This Morning” that she was not surprised by the sexual harassment allegations against for “Today” show host Matt Lauer because that type of behavior was pervasive at NBC.
Curry, who hosts now hosts the PBS show “We’ll Meet Again,” said:
I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed, I think it would be surprising if someone said that they didn’t see that. It was verbal sexual harassment.
“Today” show co-hosts Savannah Guthrie, Kathie Lee Gifford, Megyn Kelly, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker all responded to the news about the allegations regarding Lauer with shock and surprise.
Variety writer Ramin Setoodeh told on CNN in November 2017 that Lauer’s co-workers were aware of his alleged sexual harassment of women, noted Mediaite.com:
Our sources say it wasn’t even considered a secret. It was known by many employees at the Today Show, including some employees that have gone on television and said publicly ‘we had no idea.’” Some of the other personalities, on-air personalities, were aware of these allegations.
According to our sources, the co-anchors were aware of some of these allegations. They’re having trouble reckoning what some of these anchors said in private conversations versus what was said on TV yesterday.
We believe there will be more evidence about “who knew what when” that will come out in the reporting in the days to come.