Ann Curry: 'Today' had a 'climate of verbal sexual harassment' - MRCAESAR.COM

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Ann Curry: 'Today' had a 'climate of verbal sexual harassment'


Ann Curry claimed she wasn't surprised to learn of Matt Lauer's alleged sexual misconduct at NBC, but the former "Today" host would not reveal if he was the reason she was pushed out of the show in 2012.
The TV journalist appeared on "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday where she spoke out about the #MeToo movement and the allegations against her former co-host Lauer, who she had visible on-air tension with during the weeks before her dismissal — and at times when she returned to guest host the daytime talk show.
"I'm not surprised by the allegations," she said. When pressed further about what that meant she replied, "I'm trying not to hurt people. I know what it's like to be publicly humiliated."
Ann Curry speaks on “CBS This Morning” about Matt Lauer and sexual harrassment at NBC on Jan. 17, 2018. (CBS)
"I can say that I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment," she continued.
Host Gayle King tried to get more information from Curry, but she reiterated that she did not want to cause any more pain.
Former Today host Curry said she was "not surprised by the allegations" that sparked Lauer's ouster. (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
NBC News announced at the end of November that Lauer would be terminated from the network after they received a detailed complaint of inappropriate behavior from a colleague and continued to state that there was reason to believe it was not an isolated incident.
After the news broke, multiple women spoke anonymously accusing Lauer of sexual harassment and assault while they were employees for the news network.
Matt Lauer and Ann Curry appear on the "Today" show together in June 2011.  (PETER KRAMER/AP)
Curry was pressed further on Wednesday morning about how much Lauer played a part in her departure, but she stayed mum on the drama.
"You should ask someone else. I'm not the one to ask about that," she said.

"I do know it hurt like hell. It wasn't a fun moment. I've just let it go," she continued.
Curry had a short stint as Lauer's co-anchor — only holding the gig between 2011 and 2012. In an uncomfortable video from the day she left the show, Lauer went in for a kiss to say goodbye and awkwardly ended up placing one on Curry's head. She didn't even look him in the eye and proceeded to hug fellow hosts Al Roker and Natalie Morales.
Lauer served as host of "Today" from 1997 until his ousting in November.


- ny news 

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