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'Sexually Suggestive' Comments & Dirty Jokes: Matt Lauer Investigation Exposed

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NBC has finally released new details from their investigation into Matt Lauer's sexual harassment case.

According to the network, the first woman to complain about Lauer spoke to executives on November 2017. As readers know, Ann Curry previously claimed she informed her managers about the shamed former anchor's inappropriate sexual behavior, six years ago!

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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"All four women who came forward confirmed that they did not tell their direct manager or anyone else in a position of authority about their sexual encounters with Lauer. Current and former members of NBC News and Today Show leadership, as well as News HR, stated that they had never received a complaint about inappropriate workplace behavior by Lauer, and we did not find any contrary evidence," it continued.

NBC also addressed the infamous desk "button" that multiple women claimed Lauer, 60, pushed to lock the door of his office when making unwanted sexual advances towards them.

According to the NBCUniversal facilities team, the button is a commonly available feature in executive offices in multiple NBCUniversal facilities to provide an efficient way to close the door without getting up from the desk," the findings said. "The button releases a magnet that holds the door open. It does not lock the door from the inside," they wrote in their statement.

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As readers know, Lauer was fired from his role as Today show anchor after a collection of women accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct.

"A number of individuals interviewed said that Lauer could be flirtatious, would frequently make jokes, some with sexual overtones, and would openly engage in sexually-oriented banter in the workplace," continued NBC after their investigation. "Several women also credibly described to the investigation team being the subject of what they believed was a sexual overture from Lauer in which he complimented them on their appearance in sexually suggestive ways."

After the explosive claims were exposed, Matt Lauer apologized to his victims and stated he would now be focusing on his marriage to Annette Roque, and spending time with his family.

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