Ann Curry 'Furious' At NBC After Matt Lauer Sexual Harassment Investigation
RadarOnline.com learned exclusively Ann Curry's disappointment with NBC continues to surprise her after the network told the New York Times that a lawyer from NBC had a discussion with her regarding the investigation into sexual misconduct of Matt Lauer.
The fired Today host immediately issued a statement denying having participated in any "formal investigation" by the network regarding sexual harassment.
Insiders say Curry is "furious" the network was trying to "force the narrative" that she participated in the investigation against Lauer. Rather, sources reveal she was ONLY contacted by a lawyer from NBC after she told the Washington Post that she had told two senior members of NBC in 2012 that a female staffer that at the time was working on the Today show, had approached her, alleging that Matt had sexually harassed her.
The NBC lawyer allegedly demanded Curry reveal the name of the female staffer, who is still employed at the network. But she'd "made a promise to the young woman at the time that she would never reveal her identity, and she wouldn't betray her trust."
The female staffer Lauer was hitting on was just out of college at the time, according to the snitch, and was very uncomfortable with Matt's attention and comments towards her. "Ann hasn't spoken to her in years, but wishes her well."
Added the source: "Ann refused to tell the lawyer who the staff member was...she did consider revealing the two executives she warned about Matt's behavior, but since they no longer work directly with the Today show, decided not to because the risk of having betraying the confidence also was a factor."
"No one from NBC ever contacted Ann about the investigation into Matt, the source said, explaining "it was just this specific incident."
"If the network was serious about combatting sexual harassment in the workplace, and had an outside law firm handle the investigation, Ann might have participated if she had been contacted."
Ann was relieved to no longer be working at the network. "She won't be muzzled by anyone," a source revealed.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Curry previously claimed she informed her managers about the shamed former anchor’s inappropriate sexual behavior, six years ago!
NBC opened an investigation into Lauer's case after he was fired from his role as Today show anchor over sexual harassment and misconduct accusations. On May 9, 2018 the network released a statement about the investigation.
"We found no evidence indicating that any NBC News or Today Show leadership, News HR or others in positions of authority in the News Division received any complaints about Lauer’s workplace behavior prior to November 27, 2017,” read the network’s statement released this Wednesday.
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