“He pinches me on the (butt) a lot,” Couric said.
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At the time, the Huffington Post appeared to be the only news outlet to report Couric's comments made on live television.
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On Wednesday, Lauer, 59, was fired. NBC News chairman Andrew Lack issued a memo to employees saying that a complaint filed earlier this week led to a review of Lauer's behavior and that the results represented a "clear violation of our company's standards."
In recent years, despite a decrease in his likeability rating among viewers, Lauer had one of the most lucrative contracts in morning television, according to the Hollywood Reporter.