Super-Creepy Expanded Predatory Sexual Assault Claims Against Matt Lauer…

Good grief, when does this get accurately labeled as super-creepy, villain-level, ‘work-place rape‘?

According to updates reports in Variety and The New York Times, NBC Today Show creep, Matt Lauer, actually had a button installed on his desk to auto-lock his office door, and forcibly sexually assaulted a married woman in his office.

VARIETY – […]  These accounts of Lauer’s behavior at NBC are the result of a two-month investigation by Variety, with dozens of interviews with current and former staffers. Variety has talked to three women who identified themselves as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer, and their stories have been corroborated by friends or colleagues that they told at the time. They have asked for now to remain unnamed, fearing professional repercussions.

Several women told Variety they complained to executives at the network about Lauer’s behavior, which fell on deaf ears given the lucrative advertising surrounding “Today.” NBC declined to comment. For most of Lauer’s tenure at “Today,” the morning news show was No. 1 in the ratings, and executives were eager to keep him happy.

[…]  His office was in a secluded space, and he had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up. This afforded him the assurance of privacy. It allowed him to welcome female employees and initiate inappropriate contact while knowing nobody could walk in on him, according to two women who were sexually harassed by Lauer.  (read more)

New York Times: […]  One complaint came from a former employee who said Mr. Lauer had summoned her to his office in 2001 and then had sex with her. She provided her account to The New York Times but declined to let her name be used.

She told the Times that she felt helpless because she didn’t want to lose her job, and that she didn’t report the encounter at the time because she felt ashamed.  (read more)

These latest reports are way beyond “inappropriate sexual conduct”; way beyond.

I mean – how does a person, working in a modern corporate setting, get a button on their desk to lock their office doors and nobody questions the HR risk therein?

Either there’s an entirely different set of common HR rules in the workplace over the past several years, with a complete disconnect from all well-known historic HR practices and procedures….  or there’s an entirely different cultural world that I never even knew existed.

Anyone who is well versed in HR compliance standards, and/or who has ever attended a post-1970’s HR seminar on corporate behavior and personal risk mgmt avoidance, can see the basic level of HR-101 missing here is jaw-dropping.

Perhaps it’s just a different set of HR standards in liberal corporations as opposed to conservative ones?  Dunno, but this crap -as described- is way outside the boundaries.

♦Harvey Weinstein – Hollywood Film Producer; ♦Mark Halperin – MSNBC Senior Political Analyst; ♦Matt Lauer – NBC television journalist and co-host of “The Today Show”; ♦Matt Zimmerman – NBC Senior Vice President of Booking, News, and Entertainment; ♦Charlie Rose – CBS television journalist; ♦Mike Oreskes – NPR News Executive; ♦David Sweeney – NPR Chief News Editor;  ♦Louis C.K. – Comedian who lost his ties to HBO and FX, has had his new movie canceled Netflix special; ♦Kevin Spacey – Actor who is being cut from an upcoming film and was fired from the House of Cards Netflix series; ♦Garrison Keillor – Minnesota Public Radio….

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334 Responses to Super-Creepy Expanded Predatory Sexual Assault Claims Against Matt Lauer…

  1. Andy says:

    fwiw, I work in the entertainment industry. Remote door closers are VERY common for executives – including female execs. They are very convenient for when a discussion in an office needs to be taken private.

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  2. phoenixRising says:

    Bette Midler: Geraldo Rivera Has Not Apologized For 1970s Groping
    http://deadline.com/2017/11/bette-midler-geraldo-rivera-groping-apology-barbara-walters-1202217685/

    Drudge Report tweeted, got date wrong –

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  3. jmclever says:

    Honestly, I want to see indictments and trials. Firing people for allegations is a slippery slope, and if what he is accused of is true, then he needs to be sentenced.

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  4. phoenixRising says:

    Oh there will be civil suits… certainly a class action suit against NBCUniversal… then of course there’s the matter of Andy Lack. Will that be the next shoe to drop? Annette Lauer will pull out those old divorce papers from 2006 and refile. She’ll take him to the cleaners. There’s a love child w/ the Morales woman who worked at NBC. Oh yes, Matt is in for a lot of pain.I think he’s ‘sentenced’ –

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  5. I want to see these accusations either prosecuted immediately and vigorously — dropped entirely. If true, they most generally seem to warrant time in the gray hotel. If not, then they need to be shuttered and the women who have levied unsubstantiated charges prosecuted as well.

    Men are being destroyed. Some of them richly deserve it. Some of them don’t. But ALL are being destroyed. If the charges cannot be sustained, then the women need to be prosecuted to keep frivolous accusations from being levied in hopes of “hush” money.

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  6. ShibaDad says:

    Here’s an article I found on the WashPo website that explains the button.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/so-you-had-questions-about-that-button-on-matt-lauers-desk/2017/12/01/48b1f7c2-d6bd-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_with_top_mostshared_1_na&utm_term=.18c92d4b0d1f

    Apparently, it’s a holdover from the days when GE owned NBC and had executives in the building.
    Lauer got one of the old exec offices with the lock button. It’s a magnetic lock that was designed to keep people out of the office, but not to trap them inside. I guess none of the women ran screaming from Lauer’s office. Also, the lock would keep an “active shooter” outside and give the occupant time to hide, thus making the office look empty. That was my original thought when I first heard of the lock button.

    I don’t comment often, I come here to listen and learn mostly.

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