Matt Lauer won't get his $30 million payout, NBC bosses rule

Matt Lauer will not get his $30 million payout from NBC News, network bosses have ruled, even yet his lawyers disagree he still has over a year left on his contract.

The ashamed anchor will not be paid a day past a final one he worked, NBC News trainer Noah Oppenheim ruled on Friday during a moving assembly with “NBC Nightly News” staff.

Page Six had revealed that lawyers for Lauer had been study his agreement to see if he could direct a residue of his $20 million a year understanding by 2018 — that would have amounted to around $30 million.

But Oppenheim told staff that Lauer would not be paid a penny some-more since he was consummated “for cause” — or, some-more explicitly, his possess passionate bad behavior. Lauer was dismissed Tuesday night for “improper passionate control in a workplace” with a many younger womanlike staffer, and a explanation has been met with a tide of serve allegations opposite a onetime king of a Peacock Network.

Page Six initial revealed that a strange censure opposite Lauer centered on a former novice he approached while covering a 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi for NBC.

Since then, countless other allegations have been finished opposite Lauer, including that he once had sex with a lady in his 30 Rock bureau until she upheld out, that he allegedly gave a womanlike co-worker a sex toy as a benefaction and that he had a tip symbol underneath his table to tighten his bureau door.

Sources also told Page Six there is augmenting annoy among a staff during NBC News during Lauer’s longtime behavior, that appears to have been swept underneath a runner by NBC News bigwigs for years to strengthen their biggest and many bankable star, while he preyed on his womanlike subordinates.

One source during a assembly told us, “There is a lot of annoy among a NBC News staff. Noah attempted to ease a conditions and failed. He came to a ‘Nightly News’ assembly Friday afternoon and had a lot of zero to say. People in a building are mad how a Lauer liaison was rubbed and, while before everybody was fearful of Matt, finally they are not fearful of vocalization adult about it.

“Noah told a organisation there would be no negotiations for a payout to Matt. He pronounced he had no trust of these events (the allegations opposite Lauer) or any other ones like them. Noah did acknowledge he knew of rumors of infidelity, though Matt had always strongly denied them.”

Matt Lauer with his former “Today” colleagues Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb in OctoberNBCU Photo Bank around Getty Images

Oppenheim also suggested that Lauer had continued to distortion about his passionate impropriety adult until a unequivocally impulse he satisfied he was held red handed. Page Six exclusively revealed Lauer was held out by sexts – risque texts and photos he sent to a lady who initial complained to NBC tellurian resources on Monday.

According to a witness, Oppenheim told a “Nightly News” organisation that NBC News authority Andy Lack – who adult to this indicate had been a tighten crony and golfing friend of Lauer – had confronted Lauer on Monday before assembly with a complainant. Oppenheim said, “Andy asked Matt indicate blank, ‘Is there any law to this?’ And Matt said, ‘No.’ ”

But a Page Six source pronounced Lauer did after possess adult when confronted with a full ban criticism from his victim, and a full sexting evidence.

NBC News insiders contend they trust NBC News trainer Lack is perplexing to censure his second in authority Oppenheim, along with prior execs during a news network. “It’s like they’re branch on any other, when it was Matt who broken a lot of people.”

Matt Lauer and Andy LackGetty Images

However, other NBC sources insist that Lack and Oppenheim insist they are on a same page and sojourn “totally joined in their annoy opposite Matt.”

Plus, there are some-more inner concerns about a destiny of “Today” after Lauer relentlessly dispatched any rivals to his tip mark over a years — including Josh Elliott and Willie Geist.

The source told us, “The bigger design is, how do we have $500 million authorization with no heir. There were always women lined adult to reinstate women, though all a group disappear? You have no probable successor? Comcast authorised Matt to destroy anyone who came tighten to success there. Not one masculine successor.”

After bosses announced an inner examination about passionate nuisance during NBC News, Oppenheim also told NBC staffers during Friday’s meeting, according to a source,”There has been a lot of whirl and noise, surrounding a unequivocally good and critical question. Which is, how a ruin did this happen? How did this horrific function go on but it being brought to light and dealt with?

“And no one wants to know a answer to that some-more than we do. It would offend and panic me if during a 2 ½ years that we have been here, that this had been going on and we wouldn’t have famous about it. And we can tell you, on a personal level, that if there is anyone who works here, who still works here, who knew about this and didn’t news it, this is going to be dealt with in a many serious approach possible. And that is because we are conducting this review.

“In terms of what we privately knew, we consider we knew what anyone who has walked into a supermarket for a final 20 years knew, that is that there had been in a National Enquirer and other places, rumors that Matt had relations with other celebrities, those people had denied it, as had he.”

He pronounced of their fight with Lauer, “Andy and we and during slightest dual other people that we know of, confronted Matt directly. And said, ‘Matt.’ We asked him mixed opposite ways, ‘Is there something we have done, is there any function that we need to know about, what could this be about?’ And he looked all those people in a eye and pronounced nothing.”

In invulnerability of a National Enquirer “and other places,” (as deliriously ignorant Oppenheim dismissively says), one tip media insider summed it up, “It seems like each publisher inside NBC had no thought what Matt Lauer was adult to, while each publisher outward NBC knew all about it.

“Those reporters outward NBC have been met with unconstrained and increasingly assertive denials over a years from NBC News and Matt himself when perplexing to news on it. It is certainly a outrageous cover-up.”

NBC News reps didn’t comment.

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