In the wake of network icon Matt Lauer’s shocking sexual assault history, NBC executives have issued a “zero tolerance” policy regarding relationships between employees; banning hugs and urging colleagues to “rat out” fellow workers who they believe to be sexual predators.
Inside sources tell the New York Post that executives at 30 Rock are scrambling to recover from the fallout following Lauer’s stunning termination, encouraging workers with any knowledge of sexual misconduct by fellow employees to come forward.
“Romantic relationships at work are not exactly unusual, but now NBC says it is taking a zero-tolerance approach,” a source tells Page Six. “Staffers have been told that if they find out about any affairs, romances, inappropriate relationships or behavior in the office, they have to report it to human resources, their superior or the company anti-harassment phone line. Staffers are shocked that they are now expected to snitch on their friends.”
“Plus, there’s been a series of ridiculous rules issued on other office conduct. One rule relates to hugging. If you wish to hug a colleague, you have to do a quick hug, then an immediate release, and step away to avoid body contact,” the Post added.
‘Today’ host Matt Lauer was immediately suspended from the network earlier this year after multiple co-workers accused the iconic reporter or abusive sexual relationships that spanned decades. The journalist went so far as to install a “secret button” under his desk that allowed him to lock his office door without standing up.
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FLASHBACK: Lauer Jokes About 'Bag of Sex Toys' in His Office
As more and more disturbing allegations against disgraced NBC anchor Matt Lauer continue to emerge, a video from 2016 has surfaced on social media; showing the iconic reporter joking about “bags of sex toys” found in his office by the Secret Service.
The video shows Lauer speaking with Meredith Vieira during her daytime talk show, when she brought up an experience she had while “snooping” around his office.
“You know I have to say, I went into your office once snooping, and you had a huge bag of sex toys in your closet. Do you remember this?” asked Vieira.
Lauer went on to deflect the accusation, saying the sex toys were a gift from a previous ‘Today’ show guest who was a “sex therapist.”
The anchor went on to say the Secret Service found the bag while sweeping ahead of an interview with First Lady Laura Bush.
Matt Lauer was abruptly terminated on Wednesday after multiple women came forward and accused the NBC star of sexual assault and misconduct. A bombshell report from Variety detailed the allegations, with one insider saying Lauer had installed a “secret sex door” at his offices at 30 Rock.
Watch the revealing interview above.
h/t Daily Caller