NBC launches review of Lauer behavior, company response

Matt Lauer (Photo by Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack says the company is launching an internal review into Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct and how it was able to occur.

In a company-wide memo released publicly Friday, Lack said that’s among the questions employees are asking in the wake of Lauer’s firing as host of NBC’s “Today.”

Lack said a NBC Universal legal and human resources team has begun what he called a “thorough and timely review.”

He said the findings will be shared and acted on, no matter how painful.

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Lack’s memo didn’t specify if the report will be made public. NBC publicists didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lauer, fired this week for “inappropriate sexual behavior,” said he was ashamed by some of the allegations that he called truthful.