Katie Couric breaks silence on Matt Lauer: 'I had no idea'

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"I had no idea this is happening during my tenure or once I left", she lasted. I think I speak for many of my former colleagues when I say this was not the Matt we knew, ' she said.

"Higher than a month has passed as Matt Lauer was sacked from the Today series, and his previous longtime colleague, Katie Couric, is now opening up about the former NBC anchor's surprising dismissal." everything has been very debilitating for me", Couric, 6-1, tells individuals.

"The whole thing has been very painful for me", Couric said to People magazine.

Couric and Lauer shared the morning show spotlight for 15 years, before Couric left NBC in 2006 for a position at CBS.

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'Matt was a kind and generous colleague who treated me with respect.

In November, NBC abruptly fired Lauer after a female staffer claimed that Lauer had engaged in sexual misconduct when they were in Sochi covering the 2014 winter Olympic games. It was Lauer's sunny "America's dad" reputation, in fact, that prompted Couric to joke about him pinching her ass on Watch What Happens Live, because "it was completely contrary to our brother-sister relationship". She said she passed out during the incident, but didn't report it for fear of losing her job. Couric broke her silence on the Lauer allegations in a December Instagram reply, in which she told a user asking why she had not addressed the scandal in public, "It's incredibly upsetting and I will say something when I'm ready to".

Hollywood's famous women, in turn, have come together to form the Time's Up initiative to help women achieve equality in the workplace, and wore black at the Golden Globes as a statement of solidarity with their cause. "It's still very upsetting", she said. A clip of her saying it circulated after Lauer's firing. "Thanks for your interest".

"Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed", Lauer said in a statement.

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