Disgraced anchor Matt Lauer has been keeping a low profile since his dismissal from the “Today” show, but what could his future plans be?
Last week, Lauer was accused of sexual misconduct by several women and fired by NBC, which received a “detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior.”
A former colleague told People magazine, “I think he’ll retire. He should anyway. He had made his money and said all he wanted to do is be with the kids and golf.”
“He wanted to run away and live with the money he had made and be with his family,” the source continued. “This is definitely not the way he wanted to go out, but I don’t think he feels the need to be on air like some people, doing specials. I think he’ll have a quiet life and go golfing a ton.”
Since the shocking allegations broke, Lauer left his NYC apartment and escaped to his family home in the Hamptons, where his wife Annette Roque and kids live. The colleague claimed, “[Matt and Annette] lived totally separate lives. He loves his kids. When you see him as a dad to those kids, he is a solid father with no holes in that record.”
The insider contacted Lauer after hearing about the allegations, saying, “I told him, ‘I don’t have to know the truth here, but that doesn’t separate who you were to so many of us so often while we knew you.'”
Lauer’s co-anchor Savannah Guthrie opened up about how heartbroken she was over Lauer’s termination when she announced it the morning after it happened. She said, “We are heartbroken. I’m heartbroken for Matt — he is my dear, dear friend and my partner, and he has been loved by many, many people here. And I’m heartbroken for the brave colleague who came forward to tell her story, and any other women who have their own stories to tell.”
Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017